Four Years of Night

For four years (1977-1981) Esaias Baitel documented a violent Parisian neo-Nazi gang. Having gained their trust, he was able to get close to them. Living with them, he witnessed horrifying events, and while hiding his real identity he photographed a one-of-a-kind collection of gripping stills. Baitel was born in Sweden to a father who survived Auschwitz. At age 27, in Malmo, he decided to become a photographer, and went on a journey in search of his torn identity. In the late 1970s this journey brought him to Paris. Over thirty years have since passed. Esaias Baitel, older now, has laid his camera down. He returns to the dark nights he spent in the City of Lights, the city where he lived a double life, going back and forth from the gang to the young family he just started. The film shows an unpredictable compassion and humanity towards those who have done the most terrible deeds. >br>

53 minutes
Itamar Alcalay

Shown at

  1. Copenhagen Jewish Film Festival - 2020
  2. Jüdisches Filmfestival Wien - 2015
  3. Stockholms Judiska Filmfestival - 2014

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