Your feedback on “The German Doctor”

There were 27 feedback response slips returned after the showing of this film.  The breakdown from these slips were as follows: Rating: ★★★★☆

  • ‘Excellent’: 8 votes
  • ‘Very Good’: 9 votes
  • ‘Good’: 7 votes
  • ‘Satisfactory’: 1 vote
  • ‘Poor’: 1 vote
  • 2 comments (1 via Facebook) submitted without a grade

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3 thoughts on “Your feedback on “The German Doctor”

  1. Having digested the film a little more, it seems that a very important strand was the dynamics between the family: husband, wife, Lilith and the anxiety of the mother to ensure that her twins grew ‘normally’. The father may well have wanted to produce a perfect doll, but saw the difference between that and the ‘inhumanity’ – the futility -of attempting to produce perfect human beings.

  2. I am curious as to why the British distributors decided to deviate from the film’s original title “Wakoda” (the name of Lilith’s doll) – given how important the symbolism of the dolls were to the understanding of the film. For Josef Mengele, lacking any humanity or moral compass, the children he experimented on were no more to him than dolls.

  3. What struck me about the film was the how it portrayed the doctor’s behaviour at one level seem rational and careing. One writer talking about Eichmann described it as the “banality of evil”. That was the horrific part of the film where such rationality leads to inhumanity.

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