A documentary which takes a look at a unique individual, who makes a living designing execution equipment. He designs and builds machines which work flawlessly and kill as humanely as possible. He stepped into international controvesy when he investigated the Nazi death camps, and published a report claiming the camps could not have been used for mass executions. This aroused the ire of some powerful elements in the Jewish community, and his business contracts suddenly dried up...
91 minutes, No persons under 13 (Prejudice)
On the Art Circuit
Fred A. Leuchter Jr., David Irving , Caroline Leuchter, James Roth, Shelly Shapiro, Suzanne Tabasky, Robert Jan Van Pelt
Larry Gelbart, Harold Ramis, Peter Tolan, based on the original by Peter Cook and Dudley Moore
Channel Four Films, Fourth Floor Pictures, Independent Film Channel, Scout Productions
South African Media
The MoviesiteIan Douglas
Cape ArgusOwen Williams
Cape TimesWilhelm Snyman
Die BurgerMariane Malan
eye Weekly (Canada)Gemma Files
Box Office (USA)Schlomo Swartzberg
ReelViews (USA)James Berardinelli
Average .. 59%
Ian Douglas: An unusual documentary about a complex individual, who has a very high opinion of himself and his abilities. In some ways he is brilliant and compassionate, in other ways merely pig-headedly obstinate and naive. Worth seeing as a warning not to offend the wrong people.