I’ll be the first to admit that Uwe Boll has made dramatic improvements as a director in the last few years. His last few films haven’t exactly been great but they also haven’t been the usual dreck he churns out on a constant basis. Let’s hope Uwe Boll has truly grown as an artist because he’s about to unleash his newest vision upon the world and, well, it’s about a bit of a touchy subject.
A teaser trailer for Boll’s film Auschwitz has arrived on the Internet. As you can see from the trailer, Boll is attempting to make a no holds barred look at the infamous World War II concentration camp which saw the slaughter of millions of Jewish prisoners. Warning, the trailer is pretty rough.
As you may or may not have noticed, Boll has given himself a role in the film — that of the uniformed guard you first see outside the gas chamber. I hope the fact that Boll has put himself so front and center in the project means this is something he’s taking seriously. Even if the German-born Boll is the closet thing to a cockroach when it comes to film directors (no matter how many times critics try to smash him, he keeps making movies), I doubt his career could recover from anything resembling a trivialization of the Holocaust. I guess we’ll just have to wait and see.
Tags: Holocaust, Trailers, Uwe Boll, World War II