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THE TESTAMENT PG
Director: Amichai Greenberg
Genre: Drama
Duration: 94Language: Hebrew, German, English with English subtitles

THE TESTAMENT, focuses on Dr. Yoel Halberstam (Ori Pfeffer), an Israeli historian with the Jerusalem Holocaust Institute, who is leading a high-profile court battle to preserve a site in Austria where 200 Jewish forced laborers were massacred and buried in March 1945.

The team working to preserve the site races against the clock, as the Austrian town of Lendsdorf prepares to build on the site and demands proof of a mass grave. Witnesses are few and no one knows the exact location of the mass grave.

Halberstam must find it before the deadline set by the court runs out. While going through some classified testaments taken for an earlier investigation, Halberstam is startled to find his own mother’s name.

Accolades: 2017 Haifa International Film Festival, Israel film competition award