27 Days With Billy Wilder And Me

Every Movie He Directed…From Mauvaise Graine to Buddy Buddy

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Day Six: Death Mills

July 5th, 2011 · No Comments · 1946, Concentration Camps, Death Mills, Documentary, Ed Sikov, On Sunset Boulevard

Death MillsBilly Wilder’s sixth movie, Death Mills, is a documentary about Nazi concentration camps released in 1946. Billy was 40 years old.

I’m glad this was film only 21 minutes long. Despite it’s brevity, I feel like I just lost half my life.

Or, rather, I feel like half of my soul was sucked out of my body.

I was physically ill watching this. And in tears.

If you want to know more about Death Mills, including what it is and how it came to be, see its listing on the IMDB web site.

Or read about it on pages 233-250 in the superb book On Sunset Boulevard On Sunset Boulevard: The Life and Times of Billy Wilder, by Ed Sikov.

I really have nothing more to say about this film.


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