The Invisibles


Spotlight Film
Philadelphia Premiere
Date: Sunday, November 11, 2018
Time: 7 PM
Location: Gershman Y

Director: Claus Räfle
Genre: Narrative/Doc Feature
Country: Germany
Year: 2017
Running Time: 1 hr 50 min
Language: In German with English subtitles

General Admission: $15
Seniors: $13
Students: FREE (*for our rules and regulations on Student tickets, click HERE)

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Relying on the goodwill of friends and neighbors, as well as their own street smarts and intuition, four young German Jews decide to go into hiding rather than face the uncertainty of deportation. No hidden attics are safe for long and all four Berliners are forced to head out in public with their gentile guises, all the while unaware that there are others doing the same in supposed “Jew-free” Berlin. In this riveting docudrama, the four survivors upon whom the film is based on assist in telling their stories of forgeries, covert maneuverings, disguises, and even some rubbing of shoulders with high-profile Nazis in order to survive.

A gripping account of survival during the most dangerous period of Nazi occupation in Germany, THE INVISIBLES is a powerful hybrid docudrama that imparts uplifting messages of resilience and courage.

Special Guests: TBD


For Fans of:

  • Docudramas
  • German cinema
  • WWII thrillers

Official Selection:

  • Atlanta Jewish Film Festival
  • New York Jewish Film Festival
  • San Diego Jewish Film Festival
  • Santa Barbara Jewish Film Festival
  • Toronto Jewish Film Festival
  • Washington Jewish Film Festival


  • “Keeps you on the edge of your seat…this hybrid film is a gamble that pays off. It plays like a thriller but is all the more remarkable for being true” (Hannah Brown, The Jerusalem Post)