The Invisibles


TUESDAY, MAY 14 • 2:00 PM 
WEDNESDAY, MAY 15 • 5:00 PM see full schedule >

Germany, 2017/Documentary-Drama, 110 minutes/German w/English subtitles/Directed by Claus Räfle/Screenplay by Claus Räfle and Alejandra López  (unrated)

In June 1943, Germany infamously declared Berlin “judenfrei”—“free of Jews.” In fact, there were still 7,000 Jews living in the Nazi capital at that time, desperately trying to avoid deportation.  Among them were an art student who forged passports in exchange for food ration cards, a young woman who dyed her hair blond and managed to pass as Aryan, a teenage boy handed off to a succession of sympathetic Communist families, and another young woman who roamed the streets before being taken in by a surprising protector.    These four – Cioma, Hanni, Eugen, and Ruth — were among the mere 1,700 who survived to liberation.   The Invisibles tells their true-life stories,  interweaving their first-hand accounts with dramatizations that bring edge-of-the-seat suspense to the testimonies of years spent hiding in plain sight. 

Winner:  Audience Award, Best Narrative Film, 2018 Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival