Filmmakers for the prosecution
Jean-Christophe Klotz (Film director, Screenwriter), Stuart Schulberg (Film director, Screenwriter), Jessica DiSalvo (Narrator), Liev Schreiber (Narrator), ARTE France (Presenter), Zadig Productions (Presenter), Schulberg Productions (Firm) (Production company, Presenter), K.G. Productions (Firm) (Production company), Metropolis Productions (Firm) (Presenter), Kino Lorber, Inc (Publisher)
Adapted from Sandra Schulberg's monograph, Filmmakers for the Prosecution retraces the hunt for film evidence that could convict the Nazis at the Nuremberg Trial. The searchers were two sons of Hollywood brothers Budd and Stuart Schulberg serving under the command of OSS film chief John Ford. The motion pictures they presented in the courtroom became part of the official record and shape our understanding of the Holocaust to this day. Seventy-five years after the trial, French journalist and filmmaker Jean-Christophe Klotz returns to the German salt mines where films lay burning, uncovers never-before-seen footage, and interviews key figures to unravel why the resulting film about the trial Nuremberg: Its Lesson for Today by Stuart Schulberg - was intentionally buried by the U.S. Department of War. Klotz's riveting film also fills in the gaps of how these groundbreaking materials were sourced and pose still-pertinent questions about documentarians' obligations to posterity. Also included on this disc is one of the greatest courtroom dramas in history, Nuremberg: Its Lesson for Today (1948). It shows how the international prosecutors built their case against the top Nazi war criminals using the Nazis' films and records. The trial established the "Nuremberg principles," laying the foundation for all subsequent trials for crimes against the peace, war crimes, and crimes against humanity
DVD Video, English, 2023
Kino Lorber, New York, NY, 2023
1 videodisc (139 min.) : sound, color and black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
Filmmakers for the prosecution: Originally released as a motion picture in 2021. Nuremberg : its lesson for today: Originally released as a motion picture in 1948 (the 2009 Schulberg/Waletzy restoration)
Filmmakers for the prosecution: Wide screen (1.66:1 ; color and black and white) ; Nuremberg : its lesson for today: Full screen (1.33:1 ; black and white)
Special features: Filmmakers for the prosecution booklet essay by Sandra Schulberg (only accessible via DVD-ROM); Additional interviews with Michael Berenbaum, Benjamin Ferencz, Annette Insdorf, and Stuart Liebman; trailers
Filmmakers for the prosecution: English and French dialogue with English subtitles; English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH) ; Nuremberg : its lesson for today: English and German dialogue; optional English subtitles; English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH)
Filmmakers for the prosecution: narrated by Jessica DiSalvo ; Nuremberg : its lesson for today: narrated by Liev Schreiber.
Filmmakers for the prosecution: director of photography, Alberto Marquardt, Olivier Raffet ; editor, Laure-Alice Hervé ; music, Jean-Christophe Klotz. Nuremberg : its lesson for today : the 2009 Schulberg/Waltezky restoration: editor, Joseph Zigman ; music, Hans-Otto Borgmann ; restoration created by Sandra Schulberg & Josh Waletzky.