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Cast overview, first billed only:
George Tabori ...
Himself
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Elsa Tabori
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SS Offizier / SS Officer
Natalie Morse ...
Maria
Robert Giggenbach ...
Cornelius Tabori
Heribert Sasse ...
Kellemen
Günter Bothur ...
Schnauzbart
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Junger SS-Mann / Young SS Man
Buddy Elias ...
Rabbi
Peter Radtke ...
Mann im Rollstuhl / Man in Wheel Chair
Otto Grünmandl ...
Julius
Hana Frejková ...
Martha
Jens Harzer ...
Mann im Schlafanzug / Man in Pyjamas
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Olga
István Iglódi ...
Usicky
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The deportation of 4000 Jews from Budapest to Auschwitz in July 1944, as told by George Tabori, and how the narrator's mother escaped it, owing to coincidence, courage and some help from where you'd least expect it. Written by Wilhelm Noeker <wnoeker@t-online.de>

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Mama kurázsija  »

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DEM 11,500,000 (estimated)
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George Tabori: In Hungary, we had our own Nazis, but they were much shabbier than those in Germany. Look here: the shirts weren't properly ironed, the collars were stained. Look, this Mr. Usicky: he wears a brown boot and a black one. That would have been inconceivable with the Germans.
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Between production acknowledgements and the cast list: A videotaped post-war interview with Tukur's character, in which he denies to have taken part in deportations from Budapest. See more »

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A different Holocaust film
8 December 1998 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Based on the semi-biographical writing of George Tabori, inspired by his mother, "My Mother's Courage" offers one of the more surrealistic views of the Holocaust I have ever seen. It is an excellent follow-up to "The Nasty Girl."


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