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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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Plot:
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:
Good television movie about the known breakout from horrible concentration camp 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
Svetislav Goncic ... Gardener

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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143 min | 120 min (DVD version)
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Goofs:
Factual errors: Shlomo Szmajzner actually had three "brothers" that he requested be kept with him (his real brother, his cousin, and his nephew).See more »
Quotes:
Stanislaw "Shlomo" Szmajzner:I will do anything for revenge, even if I have to die for it.
Leon Feldhendler:How old are you?
Stanislaw "Shlomo" Szmajzner:How old do you have to be?
Leon Feldhendler:You are old enough.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in The Pianist (2002)See more »
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17 out of 20 people found the following review useful.
Good television movie about the known breakout from horrible concentration camp, 3 April 2006
Author: ma-cortes

This excellent TV movie deals with extermination center Sobibór and the subsequent escape led by great actors as Alan Arkin and Rutger Hauer . We see horrors , murders , massacres against the prisoners . Thus , when the incoming transports , mostly Jews , SS soldiers made instant decisions , those who were fit to labors were sent into the camp , others including the children , were dispatched immediately to the gas chambers where approximately one-quarter million Jews were executed . The movie gets a breathtaking and exciting getaway with a sensitive score by George Delerue . The film was well realized by Jack Gold developing compellingly the historical recreation of the escape from the Nazi Death Camp Sobibor .

The picture is based on real events , these are the followings : Sobibór , Chelmno , Belzec and Treblinka were four large death camps in the Lublin district of Poland transformed into extermination centers to implement the policy of genocide thought at the Wannsee Conference . Sobibór was an extermination camp of killing center of Jews including children and located near the Bug River on the border of the German occupied eastern territories . Some 35.000 Dutch Jews , originally assigned to Auschwitz were sent to Sobibór . All four camps were under the command of SS Odilo Globocnick . There was some minor industrial activity linked to the war effort but the main work was the execution of inmates . Victims were brought to the camp in unventilated transports , and all but a handful were gassed after arrival , the gas chambers could accommodate hundred prisoners at one time , most of their corpses were burned in open pits . On October 14, 1943 about 150 inmates broke out in a desperate riot . Of approximately 600 prisoners who attempted escaped in October 1943 , around 300 succeeded . However, nearly all were ultimately recaptured ; only about 60 people survived . Sobibor along with Treblinka and Belzec , was evacuated in the fall of 1943.

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