Meschugge (English title: The Giraffe) is a 1998 German thriller film directed by Dani Levy and set during World War II. The German title roughly translates as "crazy". The English title refers to the nickname of a character who was once in charge of the Treblinka extermination camp. The film features mainly English dialogue, though it features German dialogue as well.

Directed byDani Levy
Produced byStefan Arndt
Written by
Distributed byJugendfilm
Release date
Running time
107 minutes
  • English
  • German



Variety gave a mixed review, calling the film "slickly shot" though criticising the plot and dialogue as "ordinary".[1] The New York Times was much more critical, stating the English dialogue seemed like "badly translated German" and the plots "breathless incoherence [was] matched only by its wild implausibility."[2]


  1. Elley, Derek (October 25, 1998). "Review: "The Giraffe"". Variety. Retrieved May 22, 2013.
  2. Scott, A.O (February 4, 2000). "The Giraffe (1998)". The New York Times. Retrieved May 22, 2013.
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