Occupied City: First Trailer For Steve McQueen’s New World War II Documentary

Occupied City

by James White |
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Director Steve McQueen has often had one eye on the past in his film and TV career, and that continues with his current work. Not only does he have Blitz, a World War II film on the way via Apple, but he's also releasing a documentary about the Nazi occupation of Amsterdam during the conflict. Occupied City is coming our way courtesy of A24, and the trailer is online. Take a look:

Here's the official synopsis: The past collides with our precarious present in Occupied City, informed by the book Atlas of an Occupied City (Amsterdam 1940-1945) written by Bianca Stigter.

McQueen creates two interlocking portraits: a door-to-door excavation of the Nazi occupation that still haunts his adopted city, and a vivid journey through the last years of pandemic and protest. What emerges is both devastating and life-affirming, an expansive meditation on memory, time, and where we’re headed.

The film had its UK premiere at the London Film Festival this month, but while it'll be out on Christmas Day in the States, we've yet to learn the UK release date.

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