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Schindler's List

  • Drama
  • 1993
  • Steven Spielberg
  • 187 mins
  • 15

Summary

Steven Spielberg's multi-Oscar-winning drama, based on the novel by Thomas Keneally, starring Liam Neeson, Ben Kingsley and Ralph Fiennes. In 1939, businessman Oskar Schindler, a Gentile, comes to Krakow with the idea of getting rich quickly by using cheap Jewish labour in his factory supplying the German war effort. As Jewish persecution spreads throughout Europe, Schindler, although a close associate of SS officers, finds it worth his while to protect his workers from the escalating evil around him.

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Review

A star rating of 5 out of 5.

This outstanding Holocaust drama, based on Thomas Keneally's bestseller Schindler's Ark, won seven Oscars, including best picture, director (Steven Spielberg), adapted screenplay and score. It tells the story of Second World War entrepreneur Oskar Schindler (played by Liam Neeson), whose operation to supply the German war effort led him to be the unexpected saviour of more than 1,000 Jewish factory workers in Poland. Spielberg uses stark, brutal realism to put over his powerful points about racism and ethnic cleansing, and the use of stunning black-and-white photography and gritty hand-held camera footage give the film a potent documentary style. Ralph Fiennes invokes an awesome mixture of revulsion and sympathy as the inhuman Nazi commandant, Amon Goeth, and Neeson matches him with a heartfelt performance as the enigmatic Schindler. Ben Kingsley is also superb as Schindler's Jewish accountant and conscience.

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Credits

Cast

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Oskar SchindlerLiam Neeson
Itzhak SternBen Kingsley
Amon GoethRalph Fiennes
Emilie SchindlerCaroline Goodall
Poldek PfefferbergJonathan Sagalle
Helen HirschEmbeth Davidtz
Julian SchernerAndrzej Seweryn
Albert HujarNorbert Weisser
Diana ReiterElina Lowensohn
Victoria KlonowskaMalgoscha Gebel

Crew

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DirectorSteven Spielberg

Details

Theatrical distributor
U.I.P. (UK)
Released on
2019-01-27
Guidance
Violence, swearing, sex scenes and nudity.
Available on
video, DVD and Blu-ray
Formats
Colour
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