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21 August 2012 1:45 PM, PDT | GreenCine | See recent GreenCine news »

Reviewer: Jeffrey M. Anderson

Ratings (out of five): ***

Directed by Andrzej Wajda -- a four-time nominee for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar, as well as the maker of the masterpiece Ashes and Diamonds (1958) -- Korczak is a Holocaust picture and a biopic about a real-life Polish hero. Janusz Korczak (played by Wojciech Pszoniak) was a teacher, author, and doctor who took it upon himself to care for 200 orphans during the Nazi occupation of Poland in WWII. As far as I can tell, Korczak never received a release in the United States, other than possible festival dates. Now Kino has graced it with a new DVD and Blu-ray release. »

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Blu-ray, DVD Release: Korczak

26 July 2012 8:06 AM, PDT | Disc Dish | See recent Disc Dish news »

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: Aug. 14, 2012

Price: DVD $29.95, Blu-ray $34.95

Studio: Kino Lorber

Henryk Goldszmit is Polish icon Korczak.

Academy Award winning Polish filmmaker Andrzej Wajda (Katyn) directs the 1990 biographical film drama Korczak.

In the 1930s, Henryk Goldszmit became a Polish icon through his writings, teachings, and radio programs for children, which he created under the name of Janusz Korczak. In later years, when the Nazis invaded Poland, the Jewish Korczak and his orphans are moved into the newly formed Ghettos, where he scrounged for food and vainly tried to protect the children from the violence and famine outside their walls. When the kids from his Warsaw orphanage were deported to the gas chambers of Treblinka, Korczak refused to abandon them, and with them he died in the Holocaust.

Written by Agnieszka Holland (In Darkness) and shot in stunning black-and-white by Robby Muller (Dead Man), Korczak stars Wojciech Pszoniak as the kind and fiercely committed Pole. »

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