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Howling with the Angels
A film by Jean Bodon

Approx. 1 hour total, documentary, color & b/w, English, 2006

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Synopsis

When Hitler’s Army marched into Czechoslovakia, a young Czech army captain joined the Resistance. But he had a secret no one knew...until now.

In March 1939, Hitler’s army marched into Prague, Czechoslovakia. Jan Bodon, a young captain in the Czech Army - who also happened to be blond-haired, blue-eyed and fluent in German - was “asked” to join the Nazis. He promptly fled and joined the Czech Resistance Movement instead, and was selected to help in the assassination of Reinhard Heydrich, the “Butcher of Prague.”

In this powerful documentary directed by Jan’s son, Jean Bodon uncovers the truth not only about Jan’s wartime experiences, but also discovers that his father was secretly a Jew in a country which underwent one of the largest extermination campaigns of the war.

WINNER! Hugo Award, Chicago International Film Festival


Reviews

"Jean Bodon takes viewers on a journey through his family, a journey that ends with a shocking secret and a tale of true heroism. A terrific story that will inspire one and all."
- Joey Kennedy, Pulitzer Prize Winner, Birmingham News

"Masterful! Bodon brings us into a world of horror, love, pain and compassion. It is a film of true humanism." - Jean-Charles Tacchella, former President of the Cinematheque Francaise

"As enlightening as it is disturbing; it explores the frightening and contradicting ends of the human soul: that dark genocidal impulse and the determination not to be vanquished by it." - Niyi Coker, Jr., Professor, University of Missouri

"A valuable Holocaust resource and a powerful example of filmmaking. Bodon skillfully articulates the complex sequence of events following the Nazi occupation of Czechoslovakia and its tragic consequences for the Jewish population. A testament to heroism and a poignant story of identity lost and rediscovered."
- Daniel A. Reich, Curator, St. Louis Holocaust Museum


Disc Features

●  Short Film: My Dear Kassa
●  Filmmaker Biography
●  Archival Photo Gallery
●  Film Notes


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