"The German Doctor" (Walkonda), is a Argentine historial film that tells us the tale of a family that encounters -without knowing it- one of the most notorious was criminals of all time: Josef Mengele. The Nazi doctor who tortured his victims during his time in Auschwitz, escaped Germany at the end of the war and ended up hiding in South America. The story in the film takes places at 1960, where allegedly Mossad (Israeli Secret Services) had tracked him down in Argentina and tried to arrest him.
There he meets a family, where he immediately takes interest at the younger daughter, who according to him she needs " help" to grow taller as he claims that she is under-deveveloped. The girl and her mother get closer to him, without knowing that he wishes to conduct experiments to the little girl.
The film shows us the soft face that Mengele was rumoured to be showing to his victims and how he tricked them in order to make his experiments, as welll as his true dark and scary side. We also see the impact that he had on the little girl and how she was attached to him. The performances of Àlex Brendemühl as Josef Mengele and Florencia Bado as Lilith, really stand out, as well as the amazing cinematography.
What fascinated me, is that we see a side of the war that we have not seen many times on film: the aftermath and how these ruthless criminals continued their life and their horrible experiments, years after the war had ended.
An amazing film that is definitelly worth watching!
Ever since I first set foot on a cinema theatre, I knew that something magical was happening there....