In the Dark Room

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In the Dark Room

Magdalena Kopp was married to the most wanted terrorist in the world – Carlos “the Jackal.” She followed him through the birth of international terrorism, of which he became the star. From the small conservative Bavarian town where she grew up, to the 68’ revolutionary zeitgeist of Berlin and the radical leftist cells of Frankfurt, Magdalena was easily influenced. Driven by a need to belong, she found herself in the arms of the man who quickly became the first celebrity-terrorist in the world. She trained with Palestinian freedom fighters, fighting alongside their national heroes. She followed him into dangerous international intrigues, from Damascus to Bagdad and Paris, in a nebulous world of secret services and shady governments, and gave birth to their daughter Rosa on the way. When Magdalena realized that the political ideals were long gone, and only greed for power stood behind their violent struggle, it was too late, she was too deeply involved.

For some, Carlos is a revolutionary, for others, a murderer. But for Rosa, he is a father – one she has not seen since she was five, one she only knows through the media. While Carlos stands trial in Paris, mother and daughter take a courageous journey beyond the shadows of his myth.

Festivals and Awards:

New York Film Festival, 2013;  The Jerusalem Film Festival, 2013; IDFA - International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam, 2012

Director: Nadav Schirman

Producer: Karl Baumgartner, Frank Stephan Limbach, Pandora Film, Germany, July August Productions, Israel, First Floor Productions, Finland, FSL Filmproduktion, Germany, Hi Film Productions, Romania, Palomar, Italy

Production Company: Co-producers: Eilon Ratzkovsky, Yossi Uzrad, Guy Jacoel, Carlo Degli Esposti, Paul Pentti, Ada Solomon

Cinematographer: Tuomo Hutri F.S.C.

Editor: Joelle Alexis

Soundtrack Editor: André Zacher, BVFT

Original Soundtrack: Lasse Enersen

Supporter(s): The New Fund For Cinema and Television,Yes Doco, Pandora Films

Script: Nadav Schirman

Subtitles: English, Hebrew

Film Name in Hebrew: חדר חושך

Magdalena Kopp was married to the most wanted terrorist in the world – Carlos “the Jackal.” She followed him through the birth of international terrorism, of which he became the star. From the small conservative Bavarian town where she grew up, to the 68’ revolutionary zeitgeist of Berlin and the radical leftist cells of Frankfurt, Magdalena was easily influenced. Driven by a need to belong, she found herself in the arms of the man who quickly became the first celebrity-terrorist in the world. She trained with Palestinian freedom fighters, fighting alongside their national heroes. She followed him into dangerous international intrigues, from Damascus to Bagdad and Paris, in a nebulous world of secret services and shady governments, and gave birth to their daughter Rosa on the way. When Magdalena realized that the political ideals were long gone, and only greed for power stood behind their violent struggle, it was too late, she was too deeply involved.

For some, Carlos is a revolutionary, for others, a murderer. But for Rosa, he is a father – one she has not seen since she was five, one she only knows through the media. While Carlos stands trial in Paris, mother and daughter take a courageous journey beyond the shadows of his myth.

Festivals and Awards:

New York Film Festival, 2013;  The Jerusalem Film Festival, 2013; IDFA - International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam, 2012

Director: Nadav Schirman

Producer: Karl Baumgartner, Frank Stephan Limbach, Pandora Film, Germany, July August Productions, Israel, First Floor Productions, Finland, FSL Filmproduktion, Germany, Hi Film Productions, Romania, Palomar, Italy

Production Company: Co-producers: Eilon Ratzkovsky, Yossi Uzrad, Guy Jacoel, Carlo Degli Esposti, Paul Pentti, Ada Solomon

Cinematographer: Tuomo Hutri F.S.C.

Editor: Joelle Alexis

Soundtrack Editor: André Zacher, BVFT

Original Soundtrack: Lasse Enersen

Supporter(s): The New Fund For Cinema and Television,Yes Doco, Pandora Films

Script: Nadav Schirman

Subtitles: English, Hebrew

Film Name in Hebrew: חדר חושך

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