Magazine article Screen International

Volkswagen Inventor Doc Hits the Road

Magazine article Screen International

Volkswagen Inventor Doc Hits the Road

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Feature documentary to tell the story of the Jewish inventor behind Hitler's favourite car.

It was Adolf Hitler's favourite motor car - and now the tragicomic story of the inventor behind the Volkswagen is to be told on screen in a new feature documentary announced during Berlin's European Film Market (Feb 5-13).

How I Invented The Volkswagen (working title) is produced by Submarine, the Dutch production outfit behind Peter Greenaway's Berlinale competition entry, Eisenstein in Guanajuato, sold by Films Boutique.

The project, which will be directed by Suzanne Raes (The Rainbow Warriors of Waiheke Island), has already received support from the Netherlands Film Fund.

The car was the brainchild of the Jewish engineer Josef Ganz, the eccentric editor-in-chief of the controversial but hugely influential trade journal Motor-Kritik. …

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