IN HEAVEN, UNDERGROUND: THE WEISSENSEE JEWISH CEMETERY is a journey into history that celebrates life and the immortality of memories. North of Berlin's noisy city centre, surrounded by a jungle of trees and lush foliage, lies the peaceful and secluded 130-year-old Weissensee Jewish Cemetery, the largest Jewish cemetery still in use in Europe. Its one hundred acres hold 115,000 graves and a meticulous archive record. The cemetery has never closed, and was one of the few institutions to remain in Jewish hands during the Nazi regime. Award-winning director Britta Wauer's charming portrait creates a serene experience following a delightful array of characters from around the world: mourners, tourists, a young family residing at the cemetery, a third-generation gravedigger and an ornithologist studying rare birds of prey.
|Domestic Releases:||November 18th, 2011 (Limited) by Seventh Art Releasing, released as In Heaven, Underground|
|Running Time:||90 minutes|
|Comparisons:||Create your own comparison chart…|
|Source:||Based on Real Life Events|
|Production Method:||Live Action|
|Production Companies:||Britzka Film, RBB, SR, Arte|