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Director:
Writers:
Thomas 'Toivi' Blatt (manuscript "From the Ashes of Sobibor")
Richard Rashke (book)
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Release Date:
12 April 1987 (USA) See more »
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During WWII, the death camp at Treblinka had an escape, causing the Commandant at a similar camp in... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
Won 2 Golden Globes. Another 1 win & 6 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
edge of seat!!! See more (69 total) »

Cast

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Alan Arkin ... Leon Feldhendler

Joanna Pacula ... Luka

Rutger Hauer ... Alexander 'Sasha' Pechersky

Hartmut Becker ... Sgt. Gustav Wagner

Jack Shepherd ... Itzhak Lichtman
Emil Wolk ... Samuel
Simon Gregor ... Shlomo

Linal Haft ... Oberkapo Porchek
Jason Norman ... Toivi Blatt
Robert Gwilym ... Chaim Engel
Eli Nathenson ... Moses Szmajzner
Kurt Raab ... Sgt. Frenzel
Eric P. Caspar ... Capt. Franz Reichleitner
Hugo Bower ... Sgt. Beckmann
Klaus Grünberg ... Sgt. Bauer (as Klaus Grunberg)
Wolfgang Bathke ... Sgt. Hurst
Henning Gissel ... Sgt. Fallaster
Henry Stolow ... Lt. Niemann
Ullrich Haupt ... Sgt. Wolf
Patti Love ... Eda
Judith Sharp ... Bajle
Ellis Van Maarseveen ... Selma
David Miller ... Mundek
Jack Chissick ... Hershel
Ned Vukovic ... Morris
Sara Sugarman ... Naomi
Peter Jonfield ... Kapo Sturm
Dijana Krzanic ... Esther
Irfan Mensur ... Kalimali
Zoran Stojiljkovic ... Boris
Svetolik Nikacevic ... Old Man
Mihailo 'Misa' Janketic ... Kapo Berliner (as Misa Janketic)
Dejan Cavic ... Kapo Spitz
Zlatan Fazlagic ... Weiss
Predrag Milinkovic ... Kapo Jacob

Howard K. Smith ... Narrator (voice)
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Directed by
Jack Gold 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Thomas 'Toivi' Blatt  manuscript "From the Ashes of Sobibor" (as Thomas Blatt)
Richard Rashke  book
Reginald Rose  teleplay
Stanislaw 'Shlomo' Szmajzner  book "Inferno in Sobibor" (as Stanislaw Szmajzner)

Produced by
Howard P. Alston .... co-producer (as Howard Alston)
Dennis E. Doty .... producer
James Eastep .... associate producer
Martin Starger .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Georges Delerue 
 
Cinematography by
Ernest Vincze  (as Ernie Vincze)
 
Film Editing by
Keith Palmer 
 
Casting by
Priscilla John 
 
Production Design by
Allan Starski 
 
Art Direction by
Vlastimir Gavrik 
 
Set Decoration by
Vlastimir Gavrik 
Milorad Kalanj 
 
Costume Design by
Doreen Watkinson 
 
Makeup Department
Radmila Todorovic .... makeup artist (as Radmila Ivatovic)
 
Production Management
Dragoljub Popovic .... production manager
Mihajlo Rasic .... unit manager (as Mihaljo Rasic)
Clive Reed .... production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Milan Lugomirski .... first assistant director
Mladen Maticevic .... assistant director: Yugoslavia
 
Art Department
Milorad Kalanj .... property buyer
Zivan Vlajic .... property master
 
Sound Department
Keith Batten .... boom operator
Markus Braack .... assistant sound recordist
Gerry Humphreys .... dubbing mixer
Brian Simmons .... sound mixer
Ralph Thiekötter .... adr recordist: Germany
Len Tremble .... foley editor
Ralph Thiekötter .... sound dubbing mixer (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Zoran Djordjevic .... special effects
 
Visual Effects by
Tony Willis .... effects cameraman (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
David Atkinson .... second assistant camera
Gerard Donnelly .... gaffer
John Maskall .... camera operator
Nick Pearson .... camera grip
Martin Testar .... focus puller
Dobrivoje Zivotic .... electrician
 
Editorial Department
Peter Elliott .... dialogue editor
Joe Illing .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Graham Walker .... music producer
 
Other crew
Thomas 'Toivi' Blatt .... technical consultant (as Thomas Blatt)
Debbie Carter .... production coordinator
Cheryl Leigh .... continuity
Zivan Manojlovic .... armorer
Mihajlo Rasic .... location manager
Roberta Rose .... production representative
Stanislaw 'Shlomo' Szmajzner .... technical consultant (as Stanislaw Szmajzner)
Esther Terner-Raab .... technical consultant - survivor
Ned Vukovic .... dialogue director
 

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Runtime:
143 min | 120 min (DVD version)
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Goofs:
Continuity: The head SS-Sergeant is referred to as a "Hauptscharführer," however he wears the insignia of a "Sturmscharführer" which is one rank higher.See more »
Quotes:
Naomi:Please, what are you going to do?
Sgt. Gustav Wagner:What do you think? There are no babies in Sobibor.
Naomi:Your going to kill her.
Sgt. Gustav Wagner:Because I'm in a good mood I'm going to let you live.
Naomi:Give me my baby!
Sgt. Gustav Wagner:I don't understand, I'm giving you a chance to live, it's quite unusual.
Naomi:[spits in Wagners face] I spit on your offer you Nazi bastard!
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in The Pianist (2002)See more »
Soundtrack:
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39 out of 46 people found the following review useful.
edge of seat!!!, 15 December 2004
Author: jeff carroll from Napier, New Zealand

I first got this out on video many years back. Being interested in the holocaust from a young age,and having traveled through Poland in the early eighties I got this out of interest.Amazing to think it was done for television and not cinema. I,was on the edge of my seat all the way through,could hardly breath all through the film,did not take my eyes off the screen.The ending is both shattering and uplifting.Even more so knowing the outcome of some of the lives. And how simply fitting a denouement on the end credits the result of the police investigation, give that policeman a medal. On the whole the acting is exceptional, and by that I mean one forgets the actor and sees only the person as real. In fact it has that real life documentary feel to the story. Most satisfying to have seen it before Rutger got semi-famous.

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