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Sedona Film Fest presents ‘Nazi Hunters’ premiere Dec. 1-7

Captain Anton Walter Freud leads War Crimes Investigation Unit through Germany

Shortly after the end of the Second World War the men of the British War Crimes Investigation Unit drove through northern Germany on the hunt for Nazi criminals in “Nazi Hunters.” One of them is Capt. Anton Walter Freud, the grandson of Sigmund Freud, the founder of psychoanalysis. (Image provided by SIFF)

Shortly after the end of the Second World War the men of the British War Crimes Investigation Unit drove through northern Germany on the hunt for Nazi criminals in “Nazi Hunters.” One of them is Capt. Anton Walter Freud, the grandson of Sigmund Freud, the founder of psychoanalysis. (Image provided by SIFF)


Originally Published: November 29, 2023 3:07 p.m.

The Sedona International Film Festival is proud to present the Northern Arizona premiere of “Nazi Hunters” showing Dec. 1-7 at the Mary D. Fisher and Alice Gill-Sheldon Theatres.

Shortly after the end of the Second World War — 1945 and 1946 — the men of the British War Crimes Investigation Unit drove through northern Germany on the hunt for Nazi criminals. One of them is Captain Anton Walter Freud, the grandson of Sigmund Freud, the founder of psychoanalysis.

Anton Walter Freud fled to London with his family from the Nazis in 1938. Now an intelligence officer, he's back to track down killers on Allied wanted lists: hitmen in pinstripes, brutal SS henchmen, and ruthless doctors who conducted medical experiments even on children.

The soldiers who witnessed the liberation of the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp months earlier are not squeamish about it. The 24-year-old Freud is a free spirit known for his unorthodox methods. He knows how to make war criminals talk. He comes across a crime that has hardly been known before: the murder of 20 children in Hamburg in the last days of the war.

Showtimes will be Friday, Dec. 1, at 4 p.m.; Saturday, Tuesday and Thursday, Dec. 2, 5 and 7 at 6:30 p.m.; Sunday, Dec. 3, at 7 p.m.; and Monday, Dec. 4, at 3:30 p.m.

Tickets are $12, or $9 for Film Festival members. For tickets and more information, please call 928-282-1177. Both the theatre and film festival office are located at 2030 W. Hwy. 89A, in West Sedona. For more information, visit SedonaFilmFestival.org.

Information provided by SIFF.