A dramatic reconstruction of the tale of a woman, Misha Defonseca, whose Holocaust memoir took the world by storm in the 1990s. Even as many readers already questioned the authenticity of what was written, it is only a fallout with her publisher – who turned detective – that revealed an audacious deception created to hide a darker truth. By reconstructing Misha’s lies and fabrications, the film questions, through a meticulous investigation, our willingness to believe stories we are told, however fantastical they might sound, and however uncomfortable this belief might make us feel retrospectively.
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