The seven lives of Dany Dattel

“My playground was a place of mass murder,” says Dany Dattel during a visit to Auschwitz. His life was an odyssey through persecution, death marches, adventurous rescues in the Czech Republic and happiness of life in Israel until he became the celebrated foreign exchange trader of the Cologne Herstatt-Bank. When the bank was forcibly closed, Dany Dattel was to be the main culprit. It became his second persecution. The film gives a deep insight into West German history with anti-Semitism still active. And it is a film about indomitable courage to face life.

WRITER & CONCEPTION: Christel Fomm   DIRECTOR: Christian Twente  CREATIVE PRODUCER: Frank Terjung  CAMERA: Jörg Adams, Adnane Korchyou    EDITOR: Claudia Spoden     SOUND: Armin Siegwarth, Christoph Mohr, Guy Mertin    NARRATOR:  Yvon Jansen   MUSIC: Claudius Brüse    COMMISSIONING EDITOR: Mathias Werth (WDR/ARTE), Ilka aus der Mark (SWR), Marc Brasse (NDR)