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The Darien Dilemma

Directed by: Erez Laufer
90 Minutes, 2006, Drama; Documentary; War

A father and his filmmaker son explore the previously untold Holocaust story of 1,000 Viennese Jews stranded on the frozen Danube River in 1941 awaiting rescue by Ruth Klieger, a senior agent of the newly created Mossad. Intriguing storytelling weaves together interviews with survivors, dramatic reenactments, and a father who must tell this story.


Director: Erez Laufer

Writer: Nachum Laufer

Cinematographer: Yaron Sharf

Cinematographer: Erez Laufer

Editor: Miri Laufer

Music: Yehuda Poliker