A film by Willy Perelsztejn


ASHCAN is a theatrical docu-fiction. It tells the story of the secret prison where the main Nazi leaders were incarcerated following the Allied victory on 8 May 1945 under US authority at Mondorf-les-Bains, Luxembourg: Hermann Göring, Karl Dönitz, Wilhelm Keitel, Alfred Rosenberg, Robert Ley, Hans Frank, Julius Streicher, Arthur Seyss-Inquart, Lutz von Krosigk, Franz von Papen. It was the grey period between the end of the war and the Nuremberg Trials.

The Allies had won the Second World War, but they knew almost nothing of the Nazi regime that had bathed Europe in fire and blood. They want to understand.

The film immerses the audience in the heart of US military intelligence. Foregoing any use of force or torture, a handful of young American officers obtained extraordinary information about the conquered regime from some of the worst criminals against humanity.

The film uncovers information kept secret to this day.

Director Willy Perelsztejn
Advisor to the Director Claude Lahr
Camera  Carlo Thiel
Sound  Carlo Thoss
Editing  Ewin Ryckaert
Music  André Mergenthaler
Producer  Willy Perelsztejn
Image Editing Studio Triangle7
Experts Richard Bessel
Eric David
Patrick Mandoux
François Heisbourg
Lothar Jonck
Jean-Michel Sterkendries

90 minutes  (and 52 min version) – HD Video – Stereo – Colour and Black & White


FIPA – Biarritz – France
LuxFilmFest – Luxemburg
EPOS – Tel Aviv – Israel
Krakow Int. Film Festival – Poland
San Francisco Jewish Film Festival – USA
Kassel DOKFEST – Germany
Brussels Art Film Festival – Belgium
IAMHIST – IAMHIST – Special Screening in Luxemburg
Chicago European Union Film Festival – USA
FIFA Festival International du Film d’Art Montréal 22 mars 2019 – Canada
Master of Art Film Festival Sofia April 2019 – Bulgaria
International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance –  Luxemburg
Ambassy of Luxemburg
Kino cineClub de Berne – Switzerland
Université de Fribourg – Switzerland

A production © Nowhere Land Productions (Luxembourg), Les Films de la Mémoire / Création et Mémoire (Belgique)

A coproduction Théâtre National du Luxembourg, FILMFUND, CNA, RTBF, Arte Strasbourg, RTL Luxembourg, VRT, BRF, Saarländischer Rundfunk,  France 3 Lorraine, LRT Lituanie, CESKA TV (République Tchèque), Conseil de Transmission de la Mémoire de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles

With the support of: Tax Shelter du gouvernement fédéral de Belgique, Go West Invest, Unisensor, Decavi, Clôtures Leblanc,  Putman

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