Thou Shalt Not Hate - Raindance Film Festival - Raindance

The son of a Holocaust survivor makes the split decision to leave a neo-Nazi victim of a car accident to die, only to find himself questioning the morality of his choice when confronted with the man’s young family.

When the son of a Holocaust survivor, surgeon Simone (Alessandro Gassmann), witnesses a hit- and-run, he makes the split decision to leave the neo-Nazi victim to die. Confronting the consequences of his action leads him directly to the man's young family.

With this award-winning small cast (lauded at Venice International Film Festival), director Mauro Mancini elegantly creates a cinematic experience challenging the characters’ morality in the face of their conflicting ideologies. Overarching moral questions pervade this film, and reach a pinnacle when both Simone and the neo-Nazi’s son must confront their prejudices.

Thou Shalt Not Hate presents an enticing moral dilemma as it elevates the central conflicts to a spiritual level, where by neither condemning nor condoning the ideologies, it reflects on the value of a life. A true success, thanks to rich characterisation through which it makes a poignant exploration into just how deep an influence a father really has on his children.

Michelangelo De Cia BA Film and Screen Studies, London College of Communication

Thou Shalt Not Hate is streaming on Nov 5.



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