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The Last Laugh
Dir.: Ferne Pearlstein | 85 minutes

The Last Laugh

USA 2016 | 85 minutes | English | Hebrew subtitles

One might think that the Holocaust would be off limits for comedy, but history shows that even the victims of Nazi camps used humor as a means of survival. Still, any use of comedy in connection with this horror risks diminishing the suffering of millions. So where is the line? And if the Holocaust is off limits, what about other controversial subjects in a society that prizes free speech?

The Last Laugh weaves together an intimate portrait of an exceptional survivor (Renee Firestone) alongside surprising archival material and interviews with influential comedians and thinkers such as Mel Brooks, Sarah Silverman and Etgar Keret, resulting in a fascinating, bold and mind- and heart-opening film.