MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 11,451 this week

David (1979)

6.7
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.7/10 from 94 users  
Reviews: 3 user | 2 critic

Add a Plot

Director:

Writers:

, (novel), 2 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

IMDb Picks: May

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in May, sponsored by COVERGIRL.

Visit the IMDb Picks section

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 33 titles
created 29 May 2011
 
a list of 1623 titles
created 25 Dec 2012
 
list image
a list of 76 titles
created 01 Feb 2013
 
a list of 100 titles
created 10 Dec 2013
 
list image
a list of 67 titles
created 3 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "David" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: David (1979)

David (1979) on IMDb 6.7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of David.
5 wins. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Tema (1979)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A self-pitying but popular playwright drives to Vladimir to relax with a doting female student and another writer. He's convinced his writing is of no lasting value, but he still has an ego... See full summary »

Director: Gleb Panfilov
Stars: Mikhail Ulyanov, Inna Churikova, Stanislav Lyubshin
The Orphan (1979)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4/10 X  

A disturbed young man is plagued by horrific headaches that he believes make him commit murders.

Director: John Ballard
Stars: Peggy Feury, Mark Owens, Afolabi Ajayi
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

The true story of the life of Gavino Ledda, the son of a Sardinian shepherd, and how he managed to escape his harsh, almost barbaric existence by slowly educating himself, despite violent ... See full summary »

Directors: Paolo Taviani, Vittorio Taviani
Stars: Omero Antonutti, Saverio Marconi, Marcella Michelangeli
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Set in the late 1940s, the film concerns the treatment of suspect "bourgeois elements", a professor, a saxophonist, and a milkman, who are put to work in a junkyard for rehabilitation.

Director: Jirí Menzel
Stars: Rudolf Hrusínský, Vlastimil Brodský, Václav Neckár
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

During World War II, Switzerland severely limited refugees: "Our boat is full." A train from Germany halts briefly in an isolated corner of Switzerland. Six people jump off seeking asylum: ... See full summary »

Director: Markus Imhoof
Stars: Tina Engel, Hans Diehl, Martin Walz
Saint Jack (1979)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Compelling character study, revolving around Jack Flowers (Ben Gazzara), an American hustler trying to make his fortune in 1970s Singapore in small time pimping. He dreams of building a ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Bogdanovich
Stars: Ben Gazzara, Denholm Elliott, James Villiers
Dry Summer (1963)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

A tobacco farmer tries to ruin his competitors crops by diverting water to his property.

Director: Metin Erksan
Stars: Erol Tas, Hülya Koçyigit, Ulvi Dogan
What Max Said (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Director: Emilio Martínez Lázaro
Stars: Ignacio Fernández de Castro, Myriam De Maeztu, Gracia Querejeta
Ascendancy (1983)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Connie is a member of the British landowning "Ascendancy" in Ireland after WWI. Through a chance friendship with a British soldier, she learns how sheltered she has been, and chooses to ... See full summary »

Director: Edward Bennett
Stars: Julie Covington, Ian Charleson, John Phillips
Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Karl and Richard, two German soldiers captured by the Russians in World War I, become very close friends-so close that Richard shares intimate stories about his wife, Anna. Through these ... See full summary »

Director: Rainer Simon
Stars: Joachim Lätsch, Peter Zimmermann, Kathrin Waligura
Jet Lag (1981)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: Gonzalo Herralde
Stars: Jeannine Mestre, Norman Briski, Pep Munné
Ascensor (1978)
Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
Director: Tomás Muñoz
Stars: Armando Aguirre, Antonio Lara, Miguel Moncho
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mario Fischel ...
David Singer
Walter Taub ...
Rabbi Singer
Irena Vrkljan ...
Frau Singer - David's Mother
Eva Mattes ...
Toni
Dominique Horwitz ...
Leo Singer
Torsten Henties ...
David as child
Gustav Rudolf Sellner ...
Dr. Grell (as Rudolph Sellner)
Erik Jelde ...
(as Eric Jelde)
Franciszek Pieczka
Nikolaus Dutsch ...
Kohn
Sabine Andreas ...
Rifka
Buddy Elias
Golda Tencer
Vladimir Weigl ...
(as Vladimir Weigel)
Hanns Zischler ...
(as Johann Zischler)
Edit

Storyline

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama | War

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

9 March 1979 (West Germany)  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Eastmancolor)
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Jewish Survival In Nazi Germany...Very Emotive & Atmospheric
26 February 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I originally read the very good autobiography 'David' and was then inspired to track down this movie.

Made in 1979, therefore quite early for feature films that explore the subject of The Holocaust.

It's also a German film, with English subtitles which immediately gives it a power and resonance. When originally released it did very well in Germany & won at least one major award at Berlin.

'David' is about a young Jewish man, who manages to survive the war actually living in hiding in Berlin (Jews who hid in Nazi Germany were nicknamed 'submarines')...while he witnesses and suffers his family's deportation, one by one.

The narrative is strangely disjointed at times...but the film is made so sensitively, understatedly & powerfully that it doesn't seem to matter. The period detail is so accurate and the relationships are deeply formed. The charming understated soundtrack also adds depth and poignancy.

If the subject of The Holocaust interests you, I wouldn't hesitate recommending you track this film down.


4 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss David (1979) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?