Steam Back to the Fatherland

Back to the Fatherland

Back to the Fatherland is a movie starring Gil Levanon, Katharina Maschek, and Dan Peled. BACK TO THE FATHERLAND is a documentary film that tells the story of young people leaving their home country to try their luck somewhere else....

Running Time
1 hours 17 minutes
Quality
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Genres
Documentary
Director
Gil Levanon, Kat Rohrer
Writer
Anneliese Rohrer, Anneliese Rohrer, Susan Korda
Actors
Gidi Peled, Dan Peled, Gil Levanon, Katharina Maschek
Country
Austria
Year
2017
Audio Languages
日本語, اللغة_العربية, English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
Subtitles
Japanese, اللغة_العربية, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

BACK TO THE FATHERLAND is a documentary film that tells the story of young people leaving their home country to try their luck somewhere else. A common tale these days if these young women and men weren't from Israel and if they wouldn't be moving to Germany and Austria, where their families were persecuted and killed.

Comments about documentary «Back to the Fatherland» (16)

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Frank S.

I have watched this film numerous times and consider it one of the best documentaries ever made. One of the best in my opinion is "War of the Worlds". It's a lot more interesting than this movie. I really can't believe that the main cast has actually had a successful career in Hollywood, a trend which is so unhealthy and is usually due to the many nepotism and corruption. The main villain of the film is not only the sinister Kubrick, but also the aforementioned Taylor Hackford who is the most influential movie executive in the world. I can only hope that Hackford gets the recognition he deserves for all his achievements in the cinema and that Kubrick will be able to learn from Hackford. I also recommend this film to those who are unable to make peace with their own generation.

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Patricia W.

I have never been to Russia, but I had the chance to visit during the closing of the opening ceremonies of the 2008 Summer Olympics. I was a little apprehensive about this movie, not because I am a Russophile, but because of the hype surrounding it. I was not disappointed. I would have to agree that the documentaries are a little overlong and often far too much in-your-face, but they are definitely not in any way biased. It is always fun to watch these guys when they are discussing their findings, and it is a real pleasure to hear them talk about their work. I think the first half of the movie is a little boring, but it does pick up in the second half. I think they did a great job of presenting the documentary on a more personal level. The reason for that is the fact that these guys are talking about their own personal experiences, and they share them with the audience. It is not really that important that the viewer understands the background, but it helps a lot if you understand how the guys got to this point in their lives. The real brilliance of this movie is that it makes you feel like you are there with them. It makes you feel like you are living it, and you really feel like you are the center of it all. There is no doubt in my mind that these guys really have done something extraordinary, and they should be commended for it.

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Zachary Jenkins

A recent event took place in Slovakia where a part of the Slovak army was captured by Ukrainian forces. It was a huge blow for the Slovakian people and it was a huge shame that this was not resolved by the Slovakian government. The Slovakian government does not show the least interest in the matter. The National Security Committee of Slovakia did not do anything about the situation, and I am sure that the Ukrainian authorities have no intention of solving it. This film is a documentary that makes the viewer feel very good that the Slovakian government is listening to the Slovak people. The government of Slovakia has shown no interest in the matter. The movie is not a film that criticizes the Slovak government, but a film that expresses a feeling of frustration of the Slovakian people.

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Gerald

As I was watching this film, I found myself wondering why I had not heard of this film before. It was a great film to watch because it was a true story, but at the same time, it was a simple story of a father's love and commitment to his son. It is sad that the world does not want to believe that people can love their children unconditionally. But at the same time, the film showed that children can be very loving and will not stop loving their parents even if they do not like them. I really hope that this film will inspire people to not judge a book by its cover.

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Carol H.

Dr. Daniel Halpern (He was a witness for the CIA during the Warren Commission) is one of the people who has always been critical of how the CIA views the United States. After his wife and daughter were killed by the Russian Chechen warlords, he realized that the CIA was keeping him in the dark about the war, and knew nothing about the missile interceptor interceptors and radar sites that could save the day for the American people. "United States of Secrets" was a film that was well-done, although it did not contain any evidence that the Soviet Union did or did not commit genocide. One of the things that bothered me about the film was that Dr. Halpern says that the CIA is doing a good job, and then goes on to say that the Russians are doing a bad job. Why the CIA is doing a good job, is a mystery to me. That was one of the most telling statements I had seen in the film, but it was very important. The film was very well-done, and should be viewed by everyone who cares about the U.S. Constitution.

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Bobby

I just watched this documentary for the first time in several years and was compelled to see it again. What a powerful and insightful film that has some powerful but extremely hard-hitting truths. I think it's important to tell the truth because it's an open-ended topic, and people who are not ready to listen to the truth, will be prejudiced. There's a lot of incredible facts presented, but also a lot of lies that are not true. The filmmakers are making a concerted effort to present the truth as we know it in a way that is compelling and true, and I think it was very successful. I also want to point out that the filmmaker has gone to great lengths to get the facts right. The documentary is very factual and very much in the mainstream, and I think that's the biggest strength. The director is a great storyteller and the footage is very well-structured. I also loved the fact that the filmmaker never resorts to the typical Hollywood's style of montages or narration. She is always able to tell the story in an entertaining way without falling into the old-fashioned Hollywood-isms. I also loved the fact that the filmmaker never apologizes for what she's saying. If she was wrong, she's willing to admit it. This is an incredibly powerful, important and important documentary that people should see.

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Gloria Salazar

Very well made documentary. It's fascinating to see the way that some Western governments try to control other people's minds. While I was watching this documentary I could see the government's concerns with different countries that have had mental health problems. While some of the statistics are quite inaccurate (the number of mentally ill people in the U.S. is only about 1 in 3.5 million, as opposed to the figure of 1 in 30.000 for the U.K.) they are still worth noting. It's quite clear that the U.S. government is trying to make the U.K. seem like a mental hospital. Even when the director mentions that "some people are born with mental problems, others develop them" he suggests that U.S. psychiatrists are more "normal" than British ones. They make it seem like a "normal" disease to try to control people. Even when one of the psychiatrists in the documentary admits that he is afraid of committing suicide, and that the U.S. government is not only trying to control people, but also in the U.K. to "keep people in their homes" (the U.S. government does the same thing). It's quite a shame that a country as rich as the U.K. has to have the government doing that to people. We should be able to take a very good look at the way that people are treated in the U.S. and see if that's a fair way to treat people. As a U.S. citizen I do agree with the opinions of the U.S. government that mentally ill people should not be treated like criminals. But it is important to keep in mind that mental illness is a very personal matter, and the people that are suffering from it should be able to speak out about their experiences. The documentary is quite informative, and you will come away with a new perspective on what's going on in the U.K. And it's also important to remember that mental illness is a very personal matter. If you are a U.S. citizen you may feel like a victim of the U.S. government. If you are a U.K. citizen you may feel like a victim of the U.S. government. I recommend this documentary to anyone that is interested in the subject. I would recommend it to people who are interested in the U.S. government and how it deals with its citizens.

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Evelyn S.

This documentary is a must see. A documentary about how far our country has fallen since the Cold War and how Americans have lost their sense of patriotism. This is an eye opener. And I have seen the interviews with one of the main subjects in the documentary. I have to say, the interviewee is one of the most articulate and courageous people I have ever seen. The interviews he has with the different military men and women who served in the US Army is amazing. One can hear the pain and anger in his voice. I would say that the main question of the documentary is how people in the US Army were willing to go against their own leaders and give their lives for their country. I have seen the interview with Colonel Harold Greene, and I am sure that he agrees with me. The interviews with the different military officers who fought in the war in Iraq are also interesting. I would like to know what they thought about what was going on in Iraq and what they felt about the war. I also want to know if they had any sense of patriotism, even though they were in the military. The film is based on the book by Mike Braddock, and it is very interesting. The film is made with some great effects and interviews. The film is definitely worth seeing.

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Patrick H.

This is the only documentary I've seen that makes it absolutely clear that the U.S. government was complicit in the crimes of 9/11. After seeing this film, you will realize that it is absolutely impossible for U.S. government to be that innocent. It is, after all, the U.S. government that gave the green light to the U.S. military to go into Afghanistan and kill the Taliban leaders, and then they went on to kill more people than they did in all the wars in the world combined. That is an absolutely unbelievable fact. So this is the documentary that you need to see, if you want to know how the U.S. government is responsible for the crimes of 9/11.

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Kyle V.

It is the greatest documentary I have ever seen. The way this is shown is so touching and so moving. I've been an independent film maker for 20 years, and this documentary is by far the best one I've seen. The way that the documentary is shown is not a documentary at all, but more like a documentary about the directors. They speak with passion and honesty, and really try to explain their experience, as much as they can. It's an amazing documentary, with great footage, great interviews, and a great story. It was also really inspiring to see how hard it is to make documentaries, and the success of this documentary really shows how hard it is. It is truly an amazing documentary.

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Walter B.

The film is a very well put together and entertaining film. The pacing is very good, and the film never gets boring. The story is very good, with a very strong message. I really like the scene when the father is sitting in front of the television, and we hear the news of a war being fought in Afghanistan. It makes you think about the entire war in Iraq. The director of the film is a great actor, and the film is very well shot. This film was the first film I saw that really interested me, and I really enjoyed it.

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Alexander Russell

One of the great films to emerge from the late 90s and early 2000s. The production values were first-rate and the story was gripping. While the film is not one of my favorites, it is a classic in its own right. The film is not at all politically biased. Its greatest strength is its examination of the roles of the media, the media itself, and the issues it raises. It examines the role of the media in society and in media itself, and what media can do when it's all too controlled. The film is long and complex, but never boring. I hope that anyone who reads this will see this film and be inspired.

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Zachary Gibson

I was shocked at the amount of propaganda being peddled by the Zionists in this film. I had never heard of this movie before seeing it, and was appalled at the nonsense that was being spread about the Holocaust. I was so upset that I ended up leaving the theatre. It is truly a shame that the makers of this movie are so dedicated to the idea that it was all a fabrication by the Jews. It is a shame that the Zionists would want to discredit the Holocaust by pushing a false story about it. I was glad that the film makers did not delve into the actual events that caused the Holocaust. The film makers could have easily exposed the actual people who perpetrated the Holocaust, but instead they chose to focus on the 'advocates' of the Holocaust and the 'victims' of the Holocaust. This makes it impossible for anyone to even begin to question the facts of the Holocaust. The film makers had the potential to provide a great educational tool for people who want to learn more about the Holocaust, but instead they failed miserably. It is a shame that the makers of this film had such a high opinion of themselves. I would urge anyone who is interested in learning more about the Holocaust to read more than the few facts presented in this film. The Holocaust was a terrible tragedy, but if people can't even come to grips with the reality of it, then what hope does the world have of being a better place?

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Jeffrey A.

My son, who was born in Iran, is very open minded and interested in the history of Iran. He was also interested in the film, and wanted to know about the people that lived there. The film covered a variety of topics, such as the American occupation of Iran and the rise of the Islamic Republic. The main focus of the film was on the people of the Islamic Republic. The interviews were very interesting and in many cases very informative. The film did not focus on the people of Iran as much as the people of the Islamic Republic. In many cases the people interviewed were not the most knowledgeable people in the world, but were able to speak their mind. The interviews were very insightful and well-done. The documentary did an excellent job of bringing together information from various perspectives to form a larger picture. I would highly recommend the film. It is well worth watching.

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Stephanie

I'm from Finland, and this is my first ever post on IMDb. My father was killed in Iraq, and my mother was traumatized by the loss of my father. I have had many problems with the war in Iraq, and I know the pain of war. I have seen lots of documentaries on the war and how the government of the United States was looking for excuses to get the war going. This movie makes me understand the reasons behind the war. I don't think that I will ever get to see a war that was completely unjustified. I think that there was no need to fight wars. I think that there is no need to fight wars for the sake of the state. I think that there should be a very good reason for the war, and that people should be allowed to say no to war, and not just have war as a way of life. I think that it is important that people of the United States understand that it is not just a war to have the best in the world, but it is a war to protect the world from a threat that is very hard to understand. This movie makes me realize that war is a way to make people to be "united" and "in the same company". I hope that it will become a part of history. I hope that it will be used as a reason to get rid of war.

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Ryan

The Russian's are not all good. The CIA is not all good. If you are a Russian, I will tell you that you are not to blame for your country's problems. I am an American and I have lived in the US for about 25 years. I have been to Russia twice, and I saw the place. It is a beautiful country, with great architecture and people. It is an odd state of affairs that Russian-Americans are more likely to sympathize with one another than Americans are with Russians. Some Russians, like Mr. Putin, are not really Russians. They are "patsies", trained to believe that they are better than they really are, to make a point in the world. In the meantime, the rest of us are not to blame. We all have been duped by the Russian media and the Russian government. All this talk about Russian-Americans is mostly propaganda, designed to keep the people under the Russian state, and to make them feel better about the situation. Mr. Putin is playing a cynical game. He knows that his regime will not last, and that a change will not come soon. His problem is that the people will not accept it. It is very difficult to convince them. He has not succeeded. The American media does not know how to tell the story. I was not surprised when the BBC made a TV documentary on the anniversary of the Russian coup, saying that the US was right, and that the Russians are not to blame. I was not surprised when the BBC showed an American film about the KGB and the CIA. This is all propaganda. The people have to be convinced, and that is what the American media is doing. The question that remains is whether the American media will ever be able to tell the story. I am not so sure. But it is good that they are trying. This documentary is a start. There are other documentaries, but they are not as well made.