The debatable laugh

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July 6, 2016 12:01

Filmmaker Ferne Pearlstein takes a look at Holocaust humor on the silver screen.




Mel Brooks

Mel Brooks, director of the 1967 movie The Producers, performs a Heil Hitler salute. (photo credit: Courtesy)

ARE JOKES about the Holocaust completely off-limits, or can humor actually have a positive role to play?

That is the question American filmmaker Ferne Pearlstein sets out to examine in The Last Laugh, a new documentary making its Israeli premiere at the Jerusalem Film Festival in July.

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