BUREAU 06 | Documentary Film
Production Year:
2013

Film Format:
HD

Screening Time
58 min

Producer
Yoav Halevy

Director
Yoav Halevy

Screenplay
Yoav Halevy & Anat Tzom - Ayalon

Director of Photography
Uri Ackerman

Editing
Anat Tzom - Ayalon

Original Music
Yoed Nir

Line Producer
Angelika Berman

Lead Cast
Miki Goldman, Miki Rash, Alon Less, Hana Yakobson, Dalia Shani, Yehuda Reshef, Gabi Bach, Uri Yechieli, Hana Yablonka, Yoram Kaniyok, Simon Shoket, Roni Gamer, Izhak Aharon, Shir Biran, Rafi Rotem

Supported by
Second Authority for Television & Radio, Israel
Makor foundation for cinema & TV, Israel
Claims conference

Release Date
2013

Sales Agent
JMT Films. Michael Treves.

Synopsis
The dramatic story of "Bureau 06", the team of police investigators formed for the intent purpose of investigating and preparing the grave charges brought up by the Jewish people against Adolf Eichmann, for the trial that took place in Jerusalem, 1961. The trial that presented the story of the Jewish Holocaust to the entire world in a way that it had not been told before.

This film tells the unique personal and shared stories of this team of investigators, their hardships, their confessions and the emotional turmoil they experienced, together and alone. Among them is the story of Avner Less, Adolf Eichmann's personal interrogator, who spent more than 275 hours with Eichmann and then left Israel after the trial and took back his Germany Identity card.
Film Festivals
  • Jerusalem international film festival, 2013
  • Palm Beach International Film Festival, 2014
  • Miami Jewish Film Festival, 2014
  • UK Jewish Film Festival, 2013
  • Australia Jewish Film Festival. Holocaust Film Series, 2014
  • Toronto Jewish Film Festival, 2014.
  • Berlin Jewish Film Festival, 2014
  • Paris Israeli film festival, 2014
  • Montreal Jewish Film Festival, 2014
  • Boston Jewish film festival, 2015
  • Portugal Jewish Film Festival, 2015
  • Festival of Tolerances, Zagreb, 2015
Reviews
JBureau 06 is an energetic, well-researched examination of the police unit assigned to interrogate Adolf Eichmann before his trial. This documentary takes us behind the scenes of this dramatic historical moment in dynamic and surprisingly moving fashion"
(Jerusalem F.F. 2013 /Honorable Mention - Jury Statement)
"A moving and educational cinematic experience. The film captures the tragedy and horror while still finding room to inspire and move. It is profoundly moving, profoundly shocking and profoundly important".
(Sergio Carmona / Sun-Sentinel, USA)
An amazing story... an exciting and shuddering movie… A must-see-film "
(Prof. Michael Bar Zohar.  Radio interview on IDF radio station, Israel.)
"Bureau 06 by Yoav Halevy examines the Eichmann Trial in an interesting and less familiar perspective " 
(Yael Shuv / Time Out Israel)
" Halevy’s film, thoughtful and deliberately understated, relates the experience of Bureau 06’s members for the first time."
 (Akin Ajayi / Midnight East)
'This film is a superbly researched historical document which succeeds in integrating the emotions and personal hardships of those who worked in the bureau, and even touches on some of the terrible stories that they uncovered in their research."
(Amy Kronish /  IsraelFilm.blogspot)
Awards
  • Honorable Mention, Jerusalem Int. Film Festival, 2013.
  • Finalist for Best Israeli Documentary Award: The Ophir Awards (Israeli Academy Awards) 2013
  • Finalist for Best Israeli Documentary Award: The Israeli Documentary Forum Awards , 2013