Occupied City

Occupied City review – a staggeringly ambitious feat of emotional stamina

By Sophie Monks Kaufman

Steven McQueen provides a haunting examination of Amsterdam under Nazi occupation in contrast to its present in his documentary adapted from Bianca Stigter's book of the same name.

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Occupied City – first-look review

By Sophie Monks Kaufman

Steve McQueen's documentary contrasting present-day Amsterdam with its past occupation by the Nazis is a testament to the changing face of history.

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