Thou Shalt Not Hate – Raindance Film Festival

The son of a Holocaust survivor makes the split decision to let a neo-Nazi victim die in a car accident only to question the morality of his choice when confronted with the man's young family.

When the son of a Holocaust survivor, the surgeon Simone (Alessandro Gassmann), witnesses a hit-and-run, he makes the separate decision to let the neo-Nazi victim die. The confrontation with the consequences of his actions leads him directly to the man's young family.

With this award-winning small cast (praised at the Venice International Film Festival), director Mauro Mancini elegantly creates a cinematic experience that challenges the characters' morals in the face of their conflicting ideologies. Overarching moral questions permeate this film and reach a climax when both Simone and the neo-Nazi's son have to face their prejudices.

Thou Shalt Not Hate presents a tempting moral dilemma as it lifts central conflicts to a spiritual level where it reflects the value of a life by neither condemning nor condemning ideologies. A real success thanks to the rich characterization through which he thoroughly examines how deep a father's influence really is on his children.

Michelangelo De Cia BA Film and Film Studies, London College of Communication

You Shall Not Hate will be streamed on November 5th.

About Raindance

Raindance aims to promote and support independent filmmakers and filmmakers.

Raindance connects, trains, supports and nurtures visual storytellers at every step of their career.

The Raindance Film Festival takes place every autumn in London's Leicester Square.

Raindance has been offering film training since 1992. A wide range of open classes through to a 2-year HND Level 5 BTEC in Moving Images for a postgraduate film degree is offered to students on five continents both in person and online.


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