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Schindler's List

"Whoever saves one life, saves the world entire."

R 1993-12-15 Drama 3hr 15m

The true story of how businessman Oskar Schindler saved over a thousand Jewish lives from the Nazis while they worked as slaves in his factory during World War II.

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The true story of how businessman Oskar Schindler saved over a thousand Jewish lives from the Nazis while they worked as slaves in his factory during World War II.

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Cast

Liam Neeson

Liam Neeson

Oskar Schindler
Ben Kingsley

Ben Kingsley

Itzhak Stern
Ralph Fiennes

Ralph Fiennes

Amon Goeth
Caroline Goodall

Caroline Goodall

Emilie Schindler
Jonathan Sagall

Jonathan Sagall

Poldek Pfefferberg
Embeth Davidtz

Embeth Davidtz

Helen Hirsch
Malgorzata Gebel

Malgorzata Gebel

Viktoria Klonowska
Shmuel Levy

Shmuel Levy

Wilek Chilowicz
Mark Ivanir

Mark Ivanir

Marcel Goldberg
Andrzej Seweryn

Andrzej Seweryn

Julian Scherner
Krzysztof Luft

Krzysztof Luft

Herman Toffel
Norbert Weisser

Norbert Weisser

Albert Hujar
Adi Nitzan

Adi Nitzan

Mila Pfefferberg
Michael Schneider

Michael Schneider

Juda Dresner
Miri Fabian

Miri Fabian

Chaja Dresner
Anna Mucha

Anna Mucha

Danka Dresner
Albert Misak

Albert Misak

Mordecai Wulkan
Michael Gordon

Michael Gordon

Mr. Nussbaum
Aldona Grochal

Aldona Grochal

Mrs. Nussbaum
Jacek Wójcicki

Jacek Wójcicki

Henry Rosner
Beata Paluch

Beata Paluch

Manci Rosner
Piotr Polk

Piotr Polk

Leo Rosner
Ezra Dagan

Ezra Dagan

Rabbi Menasha Lewartow
Beata Deskur

Beata Deskur

Rebecca Tannenbaum
Jerzy Nowak

Jerzy Nowak

Investor
Uri Avrahami

Uri Avrahami

Chaim Nowak
Adam Siemion

Adam Siemion

OD/Chicken Boy
Magdalena Dandourian

Magdalena Dandourian

Nuisa Horowitz
Paweł Deląg

Paweł Deląg

Dolek Horowitz
Shabtai Konorti

Shabtai Konorti

Garage Mechanic
Henryk Bista

Henryk Bista

Mr. Löwenstein
Tadeusz Bradecki

Tadeusz Bradecki

DEF Foreman
Elina Löwensohn

Elina Löwensohn

Diana Reiter
Ewa Kolasińska-Szramel

Ewa Kolasińska-Szramel

Irrational Woman
Bettina Kupfer

Bettina Kupfer

Regina Perlman
Grzegorz Kwas

Grzegorz Kwas

Mietek Pemper
Vili Matula

Vili Matula

Investigator
Hans-Jörg Assmann

Hans-Jörg Assmann

Julius Madritsch
August Schmölzer

August Schmölzer

Dieter Reeder
Ludger Pistor

Ludger Pistor

Josef Liepold
Beata Rybotycka

Beata Rybotycka

Club Singer
Branko Lustig

Branko Lustig

Nightclub Maitre D'
Artus-Maria Matthiessen

Artus-Maria Matthiessen

Treblinka Commandant
Michael Z. Hoffmann

Michael Z. Hoffmann

Montelupich Colonel
Erwin Leder

Erwin Leder

SS Waffen Officer
Jochen Nickel

Jochen Nickel

Wilhelm Kunde
Daniel Del-Ponte

Daniel Del-Ponte

Josef Mengele
Marian Glinka

Marian Glinka

DEF SS Officer
Grzegorz Damięcki

Grzegorz Damięcki

SS Sergeant Kunder
Olaf Lubaszenko

Olaf Lubaszenko

Auschwitz Guard
Haymon Maria Buttinger

Haymon Maria Buttinger

Auschwitz Guard
Peter Appiano

Peter Appiano

Auschwitz Guard
Jacek Pulanecki

Jacek Pulanecki

Brinnlitz Guard
Martin Semmelrogge

Martin Semmelrogge

SS Waffen Man
Tadeusz Huk

Tadeusz Huk

Gestapo Brinnitz
Alexander Held

Alexander Held

SS Bureaucrat
Piotr Cyrwus

Piotr Cyrwus

Ukrainian Guard
Osman Ragheb

Osman Ragheb

Border Guard
Maciej Orłoś

Maciej Orłoś

German Clerk
Marek Wrona

Marek Wrona

Toffel’s Secretary
Zbigniew Kozłowski

Zbigniew Kozłowski

Scherner’s Secretary
Marcin Grzymowicz

Marcin Grzymowicz

Czurda’s Secretary
Agnieszka Krukówna

Agnieszka Krukówna

Czurda’s Girl
Anemona Knut

Anemona Knut

Polish Girl
Jeremy Flynn

Jeremy Flynn

Brinnlitz Man
Agnieszka Wagner

Agnieszka Wagner

Brinnlitz Girl
Jan Jurewicz

Jan Jurewicz

Russian Officer
Wiesław Komasa

Wiesław Komasa

Plaszow Depot SS Guard
Maciej Kozłowski

Maciej Kozłowski

SS Guard Zablocie
Martin Bergmann

Martin Bergmann

SS NCO Zablocie
Wilhelm Manske

Wilhelm Manske

SS NCO Ghetto
Peter Flechtner

Peter Flechtner

SS NCO Ghetto
Sigurd Bemme

Sigurd Bemme

SS NCO Ghetto
Etl Szyc

Etl Szyc

Ghetto Woman
Lucyna Zabawa

Lucyna Zabawa

Ghetto Woman
Ruth Farhi

Ruth Farhi

Old Jewish Woman
Jerzy Sagan

Jerzy Sagan

Ghetto Old Man
Dariusz Szymaniak

Dariusz Szymaniak

Prisoner at Depot
Dirk Bender

Dirk Bender

Clerk at Depot
Maciej Winkler

Maciej Winkler

Black Marketeer
Radosław Krzyżowski

Radosław Krzyżowski

Black Marketeer
Jacek Link-Lenczowski

Jacek Link-Lenczowski

Black Marketeer
Hanna Kossowska

Hanna Kossowska

Ghetto Doctor
Maja Ostaszewska

Maja Ostaszewska

Frantic Woman
Piotr Kadlcik

Piotr Kadlcik

Man in Pharmacy
Lech Niebielski

Lech Niebielski

NCO Plaszow
Sebastian Konrad

Sebastian Konrad

Engineer Man
Lidia Wyrobiec-Bank

Lidia Wyrobiec-Bank

Clara Sternberg
Ravit Ferera

Ravit Ferera

Maria Mischel
Danny Marcu

Danny Marcu

Ghetto Man
Hans Rosner

Hans Rosner

Ghetto Man
Edward Linde-Lubaszenko

Edward Linde-Lubaszenko

Brinnlitz Priest
Alexander Strobele

Alexander Strobele

Montelupich Prisoner
Georges Kern

Georges Kern

Depot Master
Alexander Buczolich

Alexander Buczolich

Plaszow SS Guard
Michael Schiller

Michael Schiller

Plaszow SS Guard
Götz Otto

Götz Otto

Plaszow SS Guard
Wolfgang Seidenberg

Wolfgang Seidenberg

Plaszow SS Guard
Hubert Kramar

Hubert Kramar

Plaszow SS Guard
Razia Israeli

Razia Israeli

Plaszow Jewish Girl
Dorit Seadia

Dorit Seadia

Plaszow Jewish Girl
Esti Yerushalmi

Esti Yerushalmi

Plaszow Jewish Girl
Marta Bizoń

Marta Bizoń

Dancer (uncredited)
Maciej Kowalewski

Maciej Kowalewski

Boy (uncredited)
Zuzanna Lipiec

Zuzanna Lipiec

Woman (uncredited)
Maria Peszek

Maria Peszek

Young Worker (uncredited)
Leopold Pfefferberg

Leopold Pfefferberg

Mourner (uncredited)
Leopold Rosner

Leopold Rosner

Mourner (uncredited)
Emilie Schindler

Emilie Schindler

Mourner (uncredited)
Katarzyna Śmiechowicz

Katarzyna Śmiechowicz

German Girl (uncredited)

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A Review by Mayurpanchamia 8

Written by Mayurpanchamia on 2022-03-27

Directed by Steven Spielberg, the name is enough. He enjoys immense love and justified appreciation. It’s not just a rumour, but his name tr... read more

Directed by Steven Spielberg, the name is enough. He enjoys immense love and justified appreciation. It’s not just a rumour, but his name transcends to million footfalls to theatres and multiple OTT replays. But this movie is special because as a Jew Spielberg felt the pain of Holocaust and thus this was personal. Spielberg’s paternal grandparents were Jews from Ukraine. I really hope things cool down very soon in Ukraine and somebody someday make a film on the crisis in Ukraine. After watching “The Kashmir Files” I felt like watching the list because I wanted to see how we can make better movies without the propaganda. The Kashmir Files is necessary minus the very few political flaws and propaganda it subtly injects into its viewers. Asking the questions is not anti-national and not all JNU people come with an agenda. Kashmir Files tells many truths and ought to be told but also hides a lot of the actual/factual truths. Just like a dictator it blatantly shows only the side they want to without any iota of balance. But Schindler’s List is different because it never lets the bleakness of the Holocaust overwhelm its important theme of fighting for the common good. The director says, “My primary purpose in making Schindler’s List was for education. The Holocaust had been treated as just a footnote in so many textbooks or not mentioned at all. Millions knew little if anything about it. Others tried to deny it happened at all.” Keneally’s best-known work, Schindler’s Ark was published in 1982; also known as Schindler’s List and film released in 1993, tells the true story of Oskar Schindler, a German industrialist who saved more than 1,300 Jews from the Nazis. . Liam Neeson plays very well Schindler however shows his true side that he was a playboy and so on. He was not a saint. He cheated on his wife, drank excessively and spied for Abwehr, the counter-espionage arm of the Wehrmacht (German army), in Czechoslovakia. But the true characteristics of human beings cannot be spliced even in the most fascist regimes. Sometimes character flaws bring in real joy, excitement and belief. Steven Spielberg’s movie, Schindler’s List, while important, impressive and admirable in many respects, tries to show the true face of propaganda and mass bullshit and how an entire nation can be mass brainwashed to fuel hatred amoung it’s people and bring a great nation down. Something India and Indians need to really ponder upon. After Germany invaded Poland in 1939, Oskar Schindler sets up an enamelware factory in Krakow that used a combination of Jewish workers interred by the Germans and free Polish workers. His initial interest, of course, was to make money. But as time went on, he grew to care about his Jewish workers, particularly those with whom he came into contact on a daily basis. In addition, helping Jews became a way to fight against what he viewed as disastrous and brutal policies emanating from Adolf Hitler and the SS. Oskar Schindler convinced German authorities his factory was vital and that he needed trained workers. But Schindler did not author or dictate the list instead, Marcel Goldberg, a Jewish “clerk” compiled it. There is a line in the movie which goes like, “That’s not just good old fashioned Jew hate talk. Its policy now” and it hits hard and makes us aware that nothing has changed in present too. Itzhak Stern, played in the movie by Ben Kingsley was one of the most powerful character more of culmination of lot of people at that time. Oskar Schindler was a great man publicly and a not so great man privately but he saved the lives of more than 1,000 Jews during the Holocaust and that’s why a movie has been made on him. The imperfections in his character and the nuances in the historical record only make his story more remarkable. The movie’s budget was just $22 million. No one had ever made a profitable film about the Holocaust. Spielberg himself didn’t take a salary, calling it “blood money.” Something Vivek Agnihotri and makers of “The Kashmir Files” should ponder upon. As I write this Kashmir Files has already touched 250 Cr. Such sensitive films should come with not just spontanity but also empathy which is found in Spielberg and lacks in Agnihotri’s. This movie reminded me of another Spielberg movies which moved and caved in Bridge of Spies. Bridge was about the fine art of negotiation and the List is about the fine art of “Gratitude” you will hear this word a lot in the Schindler’s List. I felt both the movies very similar and fantastic. The use of black and white cinematography also makes me think of “KOTA FACTORY” both shot in black and white to resemble the dark and hollowness of the subject material. Art does make you uncomfortable and that’s it’s Dharma and Karma but propoganda does give you only the bigoted narration with giving the example that his master is always a good guy. In one scene, Schindler implores Goeth to spray water into the cars on a hot day to help the dehydrated Jews inside. Goeth tells him that to do so would give false hope—a clear implication that the trains deliver Jews to their deaths.The lists become increasingly ominous during sorting exercises to determine who is fit to work or who is “essential” and who is not. Those deemed “unessential” are placed on the list to be evacuated to extermination camps. Stern’s name appears on a list sending him to Auschwitz. When Schindler saves him, an SS officer mentions that it doesn’t matter which Jew gets on the train, and that keeping track of names just means more paperwork. This disregard for names and particularity symbolizes the extent to which the Nazis dehumanized Jews. Schindler’s list is one that saves lives. The Nazis’ lists represent evil and death, but Schindler’s list represents pure good and life. In an ironic twist, the final list in the film is a list that Schindler’s workers give to him—a list of their signatures vouching for Schindler as a good man, to help him if Allied soldiers catch him. The saved in turn become saviors. The one-armed man who thanks Schindler for employing him and making him “essential” is shot in the head by an SS officer as he shovels snow the next day. Blood flows from his head, staining the surrounding snow. In a later scene, Goeth orders the execution of a Jewish woman engineer who tells Goeth of a fatal construction error. Her blood, too, pours from her head and darkens the snow around her. The blood pouring from the victims’ heads is both literally and metaphorically the lifeblood being bled out of the Jewish race. In yet another scene, Goeth attempts to execute a rabbi working at the Plaszów labor camp. The rabbi stays kneeling as Goeth again and again attempts to shoot him in the head. But the gun jams, and the rabbi is spared, symbolizing the tenuous protection the Schindlerjuden had and the fine line between life and death. The film talks about the corruption of not just money but hearts and minds too. It shows us privileges and different aspects of life while keeping humanity before profits and ideologies. Intricacies of personal and professional lives are intertwined here for the good sake. The film ends with – “WHOEVER SAVES ONE LIFE, SAVES THE WORLD ENTIRE.” The actual Oskar Schindler died in 1974 and was buried in Jerusalem on Mount Zion. He is the only former member of the Nazi Party to be honored in this way. He and his wife Emilie were named Righteous Among the Nations by the Israeli government in 1993, something that would be hard to believe could happen without the film highlighting his life. As we all know, Spielberg and the film went on to win several Academy Awards for Schindler’s List, including Best Picture and Best Director. The film also won for Best Screenplay, Best Cinematography, and Best Editing. Spielberg would win another Best Director Oscar for Saving Private Ryan five years later, but for him what happened with Schindler would be his crowning achievement. Schindler’s List is a rare movie whose legacy is just as important as its existence. Perhaps the lasting legacy of the film, aside from tolerance, is the image of the girl in red. During the liquidation of the ghetto scene, we see a little girl wandering. She serves as the person Schindler and the audience fixate on. The weight of the atrocity that we carry as viewers.When prompted to talk about one of the only color moments in the film, the girl in red, Spielberg told USA Today, “In (Thomas Keneally’s) book, Schindler couldn’t get over the fact that a little girl was walking during the liquidation of the Krakow ghetto. While everyone was being put on trucks or shot in the street, one little girl in a red, red coat was being ignored by the SS.” For Spielberg, that came to symbolize the blind eye world leaders turned to the murders going on in Europe. “To me, that meant that Roosevelt and Eisenhower—and probably Stalin and Churchill—knew about the Holocaust… and did nothing to stop it. It was almost as though the Holocaust itself was wearing red.” Same repeats in Ukraine too. Spielberg helped develop and found The Shoah Foundation. It furthered the education and established “The Survivors of the Shoah Visual History Foundation” to document the testimonies of thousands of survivors. For Spielberg, he wanted future generations to have these eyewitness accounts to serve as a permanent record. He hoped that there would never be a time we saw Nazism and fascism on the rise again. The project has collected the testimony of more than 55,000 survivors and witnesses to the Holocaust as well as other atrocities. “It wouldn’t have happened without Schindler’s List,” he said. “The Shoah Foundation wouldn’t exist.” Something the Hypocritic Vivek Agnihotri should think about. I still stand by that “The Kashmir files” should be shown to everyone without propoganda and only one agenda that this atrocities and “Genocide” should not be repeated on any one anywhere. The film is available on Netflix. Go, watch, think. https://letterboxd.com/mayurpanchamia/film/schindlers-list/ https://mayurpanchamia.wordpress.com/2022/03/27/schindlers-list/ https://www.themoviedb.org/review/62405d62706e56005dc24c03

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A Review by Geronimo1967 7

Written by Geronimo1967 on 2024-01-28

There's a powerful little low-budget effort with Ralph Richardson called "The Silver Fleet" (1943) that illustrates just how difficult it wa... read more

There's a powerful little low-budget effort with Ralph Richardson called "The Silver Fleet" (1943) that illustrates just how difficult it was for those in the occupied territories to continue to do what was right without looking like a collaborator and/or ending up against a wall of Nazi bullets. Well here, Steven Spielberg takes that dangerous occupation and scales it up somewhat as the eponymous Czech industrialist and arms manufacturer (Liam Neeson) finds his increasing revulsion to the brutality of their new occupying power driving him, with the able assistance of his Jewish factory manager "Stern" (Ben Kingsley), to find ways to keep them from being routinely slaughtered. Getting them out is not really an option, so he invents ways of convincing the authorities that they are more useful alive and decently fed/housed - even suggesting the usefulness of children's small fingers to polish shell casings - to avoid them being deported to the now fully functioning Auchwitz extermination camp. The story is history but the manner in which it is delivered here is poignant and potent. Schindler's gradual shift from a venally induced indifference to one of active concern is well handled by Neeson's considered performance and Kingsley works well as his low-level but crucial co-conspirator. Plaudits must also go to Ralph Fiennes with, I think, the best portrayal of his career as the odious Commandant Goeth who combines just about every element of the worst in human nature into one ghastly individual eliciting a palpable degree of loathing. Does it need to be 3¼ hours long? Well I'm not so sure about that, and there are times when the repetitive oppressiveness of their gruelling environment risks de-sensitising the message a little, but for the most part the abusive and terrifying lives led by the Jewish prisoners and the increasingly perilous path being taken by those trying to help is well held together with some stunning cinematography and an untypical John Williams score. It's definitely a big screen occasion - somehow television reduces it's impact, so if you can see it in a cinema. Either way, it does offer some salutary lessons in man's inhumanity, and humanity to our fellow man!

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A Review by Mayurpanchamia

Directed by Steven Spielberg, the name is enough. He enjoys immense love and justified appreciation. It’s not just a rumour, but his name transcends to million footfalls to theatres and multiple OTT replays. But this movie is special becaus...

reviewer avatar

A Review by Mayurpanchamia 8

Written by Mayurpanchamia on 2022-03-27

Directed by Steven Spielberg, the name is enough. He enjoys immense love and justified appreciation. It’s not just a rumour, but his name transcends to million footfalls to theatres and multiple OTT r...

read more
reviewer avatar

A Review by Geronimo1967 7

Written by Geronimo1967 on 2024-01-28

There's a powerful little low-budget effort with Ralph Richardson called "The Silver Fleet" (1943) that illustrates just how difficult it was for those in the occupied territories to continue to do wh...

read more