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Writers (WGA):
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23 April 1989 (USA) See more »
A biographical portrayal of Simon Wiesenthal, famous Nazi Hunter. From his imprisonment in a Nazi Concentration Camp... See more » | Add synopsis »
Nominated for Golden Globe. Another 3 wins & 5 nominations See more »
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A moving, touching, underrated portrait of an icon See more (1 total) »


  (in credits order)

Ben Kingsley ... Simon Wiesenthal

Renée Soutendijk ... Cyla

Craig T. Nelson ... Major Bill Harcourt

Anton Lesser ... Karl

Jack Shepherd ... Brodi

Paul Freeman ... Josef

David Threlfall ... Alex
Louisa Milwood-Haigh ... Paulina
Robert Morelli ... Reed
Sándor Téri ... Hauptmann
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Iván Angelusz ... First Witness (as Ivan Angelus)
Tamás Borovitz ... 2nd Boy
John Burgess ... Defense Counsel
Boroka Béni ... 1st Girl
Anna Cropper ... Karl's Mother

Vernon Dobtcheff ... Doctor Webber
László Dózsa ... Heinen
Murray Ewan ... Fischbach
Gabriella Fon ... Teacher

Oliver Ford Davies ... Police Commander
Philip Franks ... Maertz
Zoltán Gera ... Martin Weiss
Julia Gerentsér ... Second Witness

Patrick Godfrey ... Major Jones

Henry Goodman ... Josek
Alan Goodson ... Young Man
János Gosztonyi ... Eichmann
Frigyes Harsányi ... Franz Murer
István Jeney ... Waltke
Péter Kertész ... Fainberg
Jack Klaff ... Yoram
Gergely Kovács ... Franz
Georg Köváry ... Baron
Antal Leisen ... Jury Foreman
Tamás Lukácsi ... 3rd Boy
Carol MacReady ... Anna

Miriam Margolyes ... Mrs. Rajzman
András Márton ... Pavel
Piroska Nagy ... Nurse
Ralph Nossek ... Ministry Official
Ferenc Némethy ... Herschel
Oscar Quitak ... Sebulski
Marci Ragályi ... Little Boy
Christopher Rozycki ... Mischka
Gábor Spanyek ... 1st Boy
András Surányi ... Rabbi

Georgiana Tarjan ... Telephone Caller (as Györgyi Tarján)
Harry Towb ... Weinstein
Virág Varga ... Kati
Fritz von Friedl ... Prosecutor
Eva Zilcher ... Rose

Directed by
Brian Gibson 
Writing credits
Abby Mann (written by) and
Robin Vote (written by) and
Ron Hutchinson (written by)

Produced by
Graham Benson .... executive producer
Bob Cooper .... producer (as Robert M. Cooper)
David R. Ginsburg .... executive producer
John Kemeny .... producer
Abby Mann .... producer
Jeff Wachtel .... development producer
Original Music by
Bill Conti 
Cinematography by
Elemér Ragályi 
Film Editing by
Éva Gárdos 
Randy Kumano 
Chris Wimble 
Casting by
Joyce Nettles 
Production Design by
József Romvári 
Costume Design by
Erzsébet Mialkovszky 
Production Management
Dickie Bamber .... executive in charge of production
Péter Erdõs .... production manager
H. Gordon Woodside .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Chris Carreras .... assistant director
László Sipos .... assistant director
Sound Department
Keith Elliott .... re-recording mixer
Joe Grimaldi .... dubbing mixer
Mhairi Kerr .... assistant adr editor
Bela Kasi .... stunt performer
Ferenc Novinecz .... stunts
Béla Unger .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Magda B. Müller .... still photographer
Egon Endrényi .... still photographer
Bob Greene .... still photographer
Casting Department
László Sipos .... Hungarian casting
Other crew
Béla Vaszary .... set doctor

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Germany:160 min | UK:168 min (video version)
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21 out of 26 people found the following review useful.
A moving, touching, underrated portrait of an icon, 1 October 2004
Author: Jim Ferran (jim_ferran) from Northern Ireland

Anyone with even a bare modicum of interest in the history of the 20th Century, and the holocaust, will be aware of Simon Wiesenthal. I watched this movie when it was first shown on television and was deeply touched by it and the story it tells. Ben Kingsley is, as always, absolutely magnificent. I have never understood why it has not (to my knowledge) been repeated or why I have been unable to find it on video or DVD. The film portrays Wiesenthals experiences in a matter-of-fact, non-sensationalised and yet sympathetic way and succeeds in giving a glimpse of the moral and ethical difficulties he faced in coming to terms with what was happening around him. The 'Sunflowers' sequence is especially poignant in this regard, as is his meeting with the mother of a dead SS man after the war. I recommend it highly.

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