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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:
A fantastic movie that tells a true story of bravery and determination during World War II See more (66 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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143 min | 120 min (DVD version)
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Goofs:
Factual errors: At one point in the movie, Sasha says that he has a wife and daughter. He actually met his future wife after he escaped the camp and rejoined the Soviet Army.See more »
Quotes:
Capt. Franz Reichleitner:Attention railroad brigade. As always I expect you to be smiling when a train arrives, remember we are welcoming these people, things will run smoothly. If there is a problem like yesterday, if people panic or try to run, I do not have to remind you. You will be killed!See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in The Pianist (2002)See more »
Soundtrack:
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28 out of 34 people found the following review useful.
A fantastic movie that tells a true story of bravery and determination during World War II, 10 May 2003
Author: David krasnow (stargirlrk@yahoo.com) from Ann Arbor, MI

This movie is fantastic, no doubt about it. It takes place in the Sobibor death camp in Poland during World War II, where Jews are sent to be killed but where also there are over 600 Jews and Russian POWs working. It shows many of the hardships that Jews faced during this time and the brutality of the German SS officers. Alan Arkin is a Jew in working in the camp who is somewhat of a leader among the prisoners there, and with trains of people coming into the camp every day, a train carrying several Russian POWs comes (all Jewish, that is why they were sent there instead of a regular POW camp) and Rutger Hauer is the leader among them. Arkin and Hauer soon work together among other prisoners to devise a way to escape, originally planning an escape that involved only a dozen men but they eventually decided it had to be the entire camp population of 600, or else the 600 people left there would most likely be slaughtered. The film is full of suspense and based on a true story that happened at Sobibor, which was the biggest camp escape during the war. This movie is in some parts shocking when, like Schindler's List and other Holocaust films, it shows naked women and children being led into the gas chambers and a woman being executed simply for bringing her baby into the camp. This movie is a great film and I am surprised that it was only a made-for-TV movie, for it has the true qualities of a theater movie and it also has a great musical soundtrack. Feel free to email me if you have any questions or comments.

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