The film details the activities of Germany’s Third Reich from the perspective of SS soldiers – Hitler’s personal guards – who are still alive today.
Inside the SS is crafted around exclusive witness accounts and previously-unseen archival footage that has since been recolored. The film – which examines the fanaticism and political radicalization fostered by the SS – was made under the guidance of historian Jean-Luc Leleu, according to Zed.
De Sampigny, founder of prodco Histodoc, spent two years finding his subjects, which include “several dozen” former SS officers and soldiers who now reside in Germany, Austria, Belgium, Finland, France and the UK. The group agreed to speak openly about their roles during the period.
Zed is presently finalizing the doc’s international financing.