Hostages of the SS
Days through death and liberty
NOW AVAILABLE ON NETFLIX!
WATCH HERE: http://www.arte.tv/guide/de/051088-001/wir-geiseln-der-ss-1-2?autoplay=1
a two-part docudrama by Gebrueder Beetz Filmproduktion
for ZDF, ZDF/arte, ORF, RAI
supported by FilmFernsehFonds Bayern, Creative Europe MEDIA, Business Location Südtirol, Nordmedia Fonds GmbH
April 1945. In a dramatic operation the SS transports 139 special prisoners and prisoners of kin into the Alps. The plan: to use the prisoners as bargaining chips in possible negotiations with the Allies. During the journey a number of prisoners plan their escape and experience six days between liberty and death, their fates in the hands of ruthless and increasingly nervous criminals. But the hostages band together and turn the tables with a clever ploy: they call in the Wehrmacht to aid them…