MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 12,843 this week

Genocide (1982)

6.9
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.9/10 from 220 users  
Reviews: 7 user | 2 critic

A chilling, heartbreaking testament to the strength and suffering of the Jewish people and the courage and heroism of those who came to their aid. With beautiful narration by Orson Welles ... See full summary »

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 30 titles
created 28 Jul 2011
 
a list of 35 titles
created 06 Feb 2012
 
a list of 42 titles
created 27 Jan 2013
 
a list of 26 titles
created 8 months ago
 
list image
a list of 28 titles
created 2 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Genocide" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Genocide (1982)

Genocide (1982) on IMDb 6.9/10

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

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Genocide.
Won 1 Oscar. Another 1 win. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

As Maya Angelou narrates this powerful documentary, she reveals the story of a brave group of people who fought Hitler with the only weapons they had: charcoal, pencil stubs, shreds of paper and memories etched in their minds.

Director: Hilary Helstein
Stars: Maya Angelou, Simon Wiesenthal, Aaron Simon Gross
Documentary | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

In this film made over ten years, filmmaker Barbara Sonneborn goes on a pilgrimage to the Vietnamese countryside where her husband was killed. She and translator (and fellow war widow) Xuan... See full summary »

Director: Barbara Sonneborn
Stars: Xuan Ngoc Nguyen, Barbara Sonneborn
Liberation (1994)
Documentary | History | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Liberation tells the dramatic story of the battle waged on two fronts during World War II - the Allied campaign to liberate Europe and Hitler's genocidal campaign against the Jews. The ... See full summary »

Director: Arnold Schwartzman
Stars: Jean Boht, Whoopi Goldberg, Bob Hope
Genocide (1968)
Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

All the insects on Earth become wild and attack humans, causing Armageddon.

Director: Kazui Nihonmatsu
Stars: Keisuke Sonoi, Yûsuke Kawazu, Emi Shindô
Documentary | History | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

The story of the child refugees who were transported to Britain to escape the Nazi Holocaust.

Director: Mark Jonathan Harris
Stars: Judi Dench, Lory Cahn, Kurt Fuchel
Documentary | Biography
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A documentary on the Austrian-Jewish architectural engineer who became a Nazi hunter after surviving the Holocaust.

Director: Richard Trank
Stars: Frederick Forsyth, Marvin Hier, Nicole Kidman
The Last Days (1998)
Documentary | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Five Jewish Hungarians, now U.S. citizens, tell their stories: before March, 1944, when Nazis began to exterminate Hungarian Jews, months in concentration camps, and visiting childhood ... See full summary »

Director: James Moll
Stars: Bill Basch, Martin Basch, Randolph Braham
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Chronicles the six-month strike at Hormel in Austin, Minnesota, in 1985-86. The local union, P-9 of the Food and Commercial Workers, overwhelmingly rejects a contract offer with a $2/hour ... See full summary »

Directors: Barbara Kopple, Cathy Caplan, and 2 more credits »
Stars: Jesse Jackson, Juan Munoz, Ray Rogers
Best Boy (1979)
Documentary | Biography
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

In this documentary, the director follows the day-to-day activities of his retarded, middle-aged cousin Philly, over a three-year period.

Director: Ira Wohl
Stars: Ira Wohl, Philip Wohl, Zero Mostel
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

A significant number of American children and teenagers - from all social backgrounds - suffer from mental disorders, schizophrenia, autism and emotional problems, leading them to isolation... See full summary »

Stars: Richard Kotuk, Peter Thomas
Armenian Genocide (TV Movie 2006)
Documentary | History | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

The first Genocide of the 20th century when over a million Armenians died at the hands of the Ottoman Turks during World War I, between 1915 and 1918.

Director: Andrew Goldberg
Stars: Julianna Margulies, Ron Suny, Peter Balakian
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Director: Hiroshi Matsuno
Stars: Kikko Matsuoka, Yasunori Irikawa, Masumi Okada
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
Narrator (voice)
...
Narrator (voice)
Simon Wiesenthal ...
Himself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Neville Chamberlain ...
Himself (archive footage)
...
Himself (archive footage)
...
Himself (archive footage)
Joseph Goebbels ...
Himself (archive footage) (as Josef Goebbels)
Hermann Göring ...
Himself - at Nuremberg Trials (archive footage)
Rudolf Hess ...
Himself (archive footage)
Heinrich Himmler ...
Himself (archive footage)
...
Himself (archive footage)
Ralph Metcalfe ...
Himself - in 100m Final at the 1936 Olympics (archive footage)
Martinus Osendarp ...
Himself - in 100m Final at the 1936 Olympics (archive footage)
Jesse Owens ...
Himself (archive footage)
Pope Pius XII ...
Himself (archive footage) (as The Pope)
Edit

Storyline

A chilling, heartbreaking testament to the strength and suffering of the Jewish people and the courage and heroism of those who came to their aid. With beautiful narration by Orson Welles and Elizabeth Taylor the film begins by providing a look at the flourishing Jewish community in pre-war Europe and then traces their grim trajectory through the ghettos, camps, and prisons of the Nazi regime, introducing the lost victims and brave heroes along the way. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

19 April 1984 (Australia)  »

Also Known As:

Genocidio  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The film was originally designed to be presented in a multi-screen format at a Los Angeles museum, with one 35mm projector, two 16mm projectors, and 18 slide projectors. Only after completion was it reformatted to be shown in standard film theaters. See more »

Connections

Featured in Trapper John, M.D.: The Wunderkind (1985) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Takes some historical liberties, but for a good cause
21 August 2006 | by (canada) – See all my reviews

If only one documentary film of the holocaust should be preserved, this is probably it. Riveting in its content, rich in its emotion, and outstanding in its technique, this film flirts with greatness. Indeed, the moving narration provided by both Elizabeth Taylor and Orson Welles is among the most impassioned, most heartfelt, in cinematic history.

Alas, despite its overall excellence, the film must be "marked down" because of its apparent disregard for internal consistency. Don't get me wrong - everything (and more) of what it recounts is factually true. And all of the documentary evidence it presents is as real as the screen you're looking at. No, what bothered me was the tendency over and over again for the filmmaker to use photographic material inaccurately. So, for example, to help paint the picture of the Holocaust on the Eastern Front, we are presented with multiple black and white photographs of hangings. The trouble is that many of the photos were neither of Jews nor of the Holocaust. They were of partisans and commissars (also hunted and slaughtered by the Nazis). Likewise, while the narration describes an 'aktion' in Lithuania, the photos we see are from assaults on Jewish women in Lvov. I could go on, but think you get the idea.

Again, please don't misinterpret me. I am not at all challenging the general veracity of the film nor the importance of its message. My quarrel is, simply, that too many of the illustrations used to complement the narrative are out of place and inaccurate. By and large, this probably makes little difference to things overall (whether someone was murdered in 1943 or 1944, and whether by hanging or by a bullet to the back of the neck, is irrelevant in the total enormity of the Holocaust). However, given the reality of revisionists and deniers, the last thing one would want to do, especially when making a film that in some sense "proves" the Holocaust, is to give the disbelievers any ammunition for their perverted cause. Frankly, I'm distressed by such careless selection and use of photos. I fear that this could cost the film credibility - credibility in the eyes of those who most need to have them opened.


14 of 16 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Genocide (1982) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?