Multi-talented performer-writer Deb Filler stars in this adaptation of her autobiographical off-Broadway solo show about her life as the daughter of a Holocaust survivor. Through facial expressions, accents, and mannerisms, Filler transforms herself into character after character based on the various members of her far-flung family. She recounts her experiences growing up in white Anglo-Saxon New Zealand and tells of visiting the sites of Nazi death camps with her father, Sol Filler. The film takes its audience from laughter to sadness.... and back again.
"Jackie Mason meets Tracy Ullman."
- Montreal Gazette
"Extraordinary work, an extraordinary storyteller... we laugh, we weep."
- The Village Voice
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Punch Me in the Stomach
New Zealand, 1996, 58 minutes, color
Directed by Francine Zuckerman
Based on the stage play by Alison Summers and Deb Filler
Public Exhibition formats: 16mm, Beta, DVD