Shindler’s List – 1993 – English
Film directed in 1993 by Steven Spielberg, and starring Liam Neeson, Ben Kingsley, Ralph Fiennes, Caroline Goodall, Jonathan Sagall, Embeth Davidtz, Norbert Weisser, Martin S. Bergmann, Mark Ivanir, Malgorzata Gebel, Shmuel Levy, Michael Schneider, Joachim Paul Assböck, Branko Lustig, Götz Otto…
Synopsis: Oskar Schindler is a vain and greedy German businessman who becomes an unlikely humanitarian amid the barbarous German Nazi reign when he feels compelled to turn his factory into a haven for Jews. Based on the true story of Oskar Schindler, who managed to save some 1,100 Jews from being gassed in the Auschwitz concentration camp, it is a testament to the good in all of us.
Review: Schindler’s List is without a doubt the best Holocaust movie ever made. There is simply nothing like this movie. Several other films have attempted to show the true horrors of the Holocaust, but none of them were as successful as Schindler’s List. Schindler’s List is a difficult movie to watch. When you see the true atrocities of the Holocaust, your jaw drops. When you see the pain that all the innocent people were going through, the only thing you can do is cry. The real goal of all Holocaust movies is to make you sad, and Schindler’s List did that to me.
The movie started off innocently enough, and for the first 20 minutes, I was wondering where the movie was going. Then it started to happen. The horrible cruelty of the concentration camps. Oskar Schindler is an example of a man that no matter what the situation is, there are people who do not agree with the cruelty of society. I’m sure it took courage to do what he did, because one wrong move and you’re dead.
The movie brought to life this great man who really shouldn’t be forgotten, and thanks to Steven Spielberg, I think he will be remembered for generations to come. A movie like this should be made from time to time. It’s not that the movie should be used for evangelistic purposes, but some story needs to be told well, and the movie is still the best vehicle for doing it.
I still think that Oskar Shindler’s last words in this film were one of the best dialogue in the history of cinema: “Why did I keep this badge? It could have saved a person. Why did I keep this car? I could have saved five more people.”