THE NINTH DAY (Volker Schlöndorff, 2004)

Volker Schlöndorff’s The Ninth Day is based on Jean Bernard’s death-camp diary.      It begins in Dachau, with Bernard—here, rechristened Kremer—among the Roman Catholic clerics in the “priest block.” Schlöndorff presents the most graphically brutal portrait of life inside a death camp I have seen. Although he offers an interesting defense of this in an interview […]