Monday, January 14, 3:30 PM
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Netherlands, 2012, 118 Minute Running Time
Topics: Action/Adventure, Jewish Interest, Religion, War
Program: World Cinema Now
Language: Dutch, German English Sub-Titles
A true World War II story from the producers of Black Book. Nazi-occupied Amsterdam, summer 1942. Walter Suskind feels lucky that he’s found a job with the Jewish Council, which offers him and his family protection from deportation to Germany. It becomes his unenviable task to arrange for detainees to be sent to work in Germany. But when he discovers what is really awaiting his fellow Jews, he decides to double-cross the Germans.
Suskind befriends a high-ranking SS officer, Aus der Funten (Karl Makovics, The Counterfeiters), while cooperating with the underground movement. With other co-conspirators, he devises cunning ways to help save many children from certain death. But the lives of Walter and his family are endangered when Aus der Funten begins to suspect that Walter is not the trustworthy manager he seems to be.
“A beautiful and inspiring story, skillfully and lovingly portrayed.” De Telegraaf
“Merits comparison with Schindler’s List.” Algemeen Dagblad
DIRECTOR: Rudolf van den Berg
Producer: San Fu Maltha, Jeroen Koolbergen, Reinier Selen
Editor: Job ter Burg
Screenwriter: Chris W Mitchell, Rudolf van den Berg
Cinematographer: Guido van Gennep
Music: Bob Zimmerman, Nando Eweg
Principal Cast: Karl Markovics, Jeroen Spitzenberger, Tygo Gernandt, Katja Herbers, Narsdin Dchar, Nyncke Beekhuyzen
Filmography: Tirza (2010), Snapshots (2002), For My Baby (1997), The Cold Light of Day (1996), Stranger at Home (1985)
Print Source: 7th Art Releasing - www.7thart.com
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