Dancing Before the Enemy: How a Teenage Boy Fooled the Nazis and Lived

Film producer Gene Gutowski (Repulsion, Cul-de-Sac, The Pianist) was fourteen years old when first the Soviets then the Nazis invaded his hometown of Lwow, Poland. With a combination of chutzpah, street smarts and an unflinching will to live, he spent the war flirting with danger as a teenage Jew hiding in plain site. Witnessing first-hand the unspeakable horrors of the Nazi occupation, frequently cheating death himself and losing his entire family in the process, Gutowski's story is ultimately one of hope. As recounted with humor and pathos to his son, filmmaker Adam Bardach, his remarkable survival tale represents a thumb of the nose at darkness and totalitarianism.

Year:
2014
Length:
63 minutes
Country:
Director:
Adam Bardach
Poster for Dancing Before the Enemy: How a Teenage Boy Fooled the Nazis and Lived

Shown at

  1. 25th Annual San Diego Jewish Film Festival - 2015
  2. Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival - 2015

1 Response

  1. Hal Bardach says:

    simply curious

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