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Back to the Fatherland (2019)

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BACK TO THE FATHERLAND is the story of young people leaving their home country to try their luck somewhere else. A universal tale in today's globalized world, weren't these young women and men moving from Israel to the countries where their families were persecuted and killed less than a century ago, Germany and Austria.

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Critic Reviews for Back to the Fatherland

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (3)

Several engaging main characters and warm cross-generational relationships can't quite offset patchy storytelling and uncertain aims in "Back to the Fatherland."

June 27, 2019 | Full Review…

The idea is interesting but the implementation is uneven in "Back to the Fatherland," a documentary that looks at two generations of Israelis: one is hopeful, the other wary.

June 13, 2019 | Full Review…

Back to the Fatherland is too shallow to do justice to its psychological quest.

June 12, 2019 | Full Review…

This film tells the tale of grandparents and their grandchildren. Some who live in Israel and some who have moved to Germany or Austria in search of a better life.

July 17, 2019 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

...the question becomes not how can Israel and the younger generations of Jews move on from the trauma of the Holocaust, but is moving on even possible?

July 5, 2019 | Full Review…

The complicated historical and cultural ideas that Back to the Fatherland tackles are worthy of a deep dive, but unfortunately, this film isn't it.

June 28, 2019 | Full Review…

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