The Head

58 min.
Also available as 2 x 39 min.

A chilling, historical account of a forgotten episode in European history.

The Head

The Head

The head_Jury of Young Europeans prize 2005 Biarritz

In April 1943, twelve European medico-legal experts flew from Germany to Russia. Their task: to identify 15,000 bodies, all liquidated Polish officers. Sixty-five years later, in February 2005, a head turned up at the medico-legal institute in Copenhagen, Denmark. A scull from one the officers.

The film tells the story of who this man was and how the medico-legal experts, confronted with such gruesome evidence of the war’s inhumanity, were marked for life.

Director Lisbeth Jessen
Producer Mads Baastrup
Produced by DR in co-operation with YLE, SVT, VRT & TVP
Duration 58 min. & 2 x 39 min.
Year of Production 2006
Original Title The Head
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