The Caretaker

Holocaust, Art, War, Jewish Film, Short Film, Jewish Highlights
Roland Puknat
18 minutes


Release year: 2021
Countries of Origin: Germany
Also known: Stillleben
Languages: German
Genre: Short


Best Narrative
6th Annual Joyce Forum Jewish Short Film Festival

Official Selection
Ann Arbor Jewish Film festival
Atlanta Jewish Film Festival
Boca Raton Jewish Film Festival
UK Jewish Film Festival


The inconspicuous caretaker of the city's largest museum has a special, silent connection to art (and the creators of art). When his world is torn apart by the merciless Gleichschaltung he risks everything to save some of the "degenerate" artworks from being confiscated by the Nazis.


Roland Puknat was born in 1995. With his father being an artist and his mother a violinist he was fascinated by art, photography, and visual storytelling from an early age. After graduating from high school he did an apprenticeship at Markenfilm, Germany's leading advertising film production, where he was able to gain experience during various projects at home and abroad. “The Caretaker” is his first narrative short film.


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