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Schindler's list (1993)

Schindler's list

Schindler's list

United States

Drama

195

Steven Spielberg

Alexander Strobele, Andrzej Seweryn, Ben Kingsley, Caroline Goodall, Edward Linde-Lubaszenko, Elina Löwensohn, Embeth Davidtz, Erwin Leder, Eugeniusz Priwieziencew, Haymon Maria Buttinger, Hubert Kramar, Jerzy Nowak, Joachim Paul Assböck, Liam Neeson, Ludger Pistor, Maja Ostaszewska, Mark Ivanir, Michael Schneider, Norbert Weisser, Osman Ragheb, Pawel Delag, Peter Appiano, Ralph Fiennes

The film begins in 1939 with the relocation of Polish Jews from surrounding areas to the Kraków Ghetto shortly after the beginning of World War II. Meanwhile, Oskar Schindler (Liam Neeson), an unsuccessful ethnic German businessman from Moravia, arrives in the city in hopes of making his fortune as a war profiteer. Schindler, a member of the National Socialist Party, lavishes bribes upon the Wehrmacht and SS officials in charge of procurement. Sponsored by the military, Schindler acquires a factory for the production of army mess kits. Not knowing much about how to properly run such an enterprise, he gains a close collaborator in Itzhak Stern (Ben Kingsley), an official of Krakow's Judenrat (Jewish Council) who has contacts with the Jewish business community and the black marketers inside the Ghetto. They lend him the money for the factory in return for a small share of products produced.

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9.14 / 14 votes

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