MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 218 this week

The Long Way Home (1997)

7.3
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.3/10 from 472 users  
Reviews: 4 user | 10 critic

The story of the post World War II Jewish refugee situation from liberation to the establishment of the modern state of Israel.

0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

Editors' Spotlight

Venice Film Festival

See the latest from the 2014 Venice Film Festival


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 24 titles
created 26 Mar 2011
 
a list of 31 titles
created 5 months ago
 
list image
a list of 28 titles
created 2 months ago
 
a list of 341 titles
created 1 month ago
 
a list of 22 titles
created 3 weeks ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Long Way Home (1997)

The Long Way Home (1997) on IMDb 7.3/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Long Way Home.

User Polls

Won 1 Oscar. Another 4 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Documentary | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

In this film made over ten years, filmmaker Barbara Sonneborn goes on a pilgrimage to the Vietnamese countryside where her husband was killed. She and translator (and fellow war widow) Xuan... See full summary »

Director: Barbara Sonneborn
Stars: Xuan Ngoc Nguyen, Barbara Sonneborn
Documentary | History | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

The story of the child refugees who were transported to Britain to escape the Nazi Holocaust.

Director: Mark Jonathan Harris
Stars: Judi Dench, Lory Cahn, Kurt Fuchel
Genocide (1982)
Documentary | History | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A chilling, heartbreaking testament to the strength and suffering of the Jewish people and the courage and heroism of those who came to their aid. With beautiful narration by Orson Welles ... See full summary »

Director: Arnold Schwartzman
Stars: Elizabeth Taylor, Orson Welles, Simon Wiesenthal
The Last Days (1998)
Documentary | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Five Jewish Hungarians, now U.S. citizens, tell their stories: before March, 1944, when Nazis began to exterminate Hungarian Jews, months in concentration camps, and visiting childhood ... See full summary »

Director: James Moll
Stars: Bill Basch, Martin Basch, Randolph Braham
Documentary | Biography
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Ayn Rand was born in 1905 in St. Petersberg, Russia. She escaped to America in 1926 amidst the rise of Soviet Communism. She remained in the United States for the rest of her life, where ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Paxton
Stars: Sharon Gless, Michael S. Berliner, Harry Binswanger
Drama | History | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

The Long Way Home is set on the outskirts of Kars in Eastern Anatolia in the winter of 1915 and takes us to the immediate aftermath of the Battle of Sarikamis. The film follows a group of ... See full summary »

Director: Alphan Eseli
Stars: Ugur Polat, Nergis Öztürk, Serdar Orçin
Documentary | Biography | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Using previously unreleased archival material in addition to contemporary interviews, this academy award-winning documentary tells the story of the Frank family and presents the first ... See full summary »

Director: Jon Blair
Stars: Kenneth Branagh, Glenn Close, Anne Frank
Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Two women, black and white, in 1955 Montgomery Alabama, must decide what they are going to do in response to the famous bus boycott lead by Martin Luther King.

Director: Richard Pearce
Stars: Sissy Spacek, Whoopi Goldberg, Dwight Schultz
Documentary | Biography
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A film about the work of the artist most famous for her monuments such as the Vietnam Memorial Wall and the Civil Rights Fountain Memorial.

Director: Freida Lee Mock
Stars: Maya Lin
Documentary | Biography
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A documentary on the Austrian-Jewish architectural engineer who became a Nazi hunter after surviving the Holocaust.

Director: Richard Trank
Stars: Frederick Forsyth, Marvin Hier, Nicole Kidman
A Long Way Home (TV Movie 1981)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Many years after being abandoned by his parents, Donald sets out in search of his siblings. His biggest challenge is cutting through layers of bureaucratic red tape. He happens upon a ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Markowitz
Stars: Timothy Hutton, Brenda Vaccaro, Rosanna Arquette
Drama

On the anniversary of her lover's death, a woman finds herself overcome with anxiety. She decides to cross the Brooklyn Bridge to go home. A stranger approaches her, concerned for her ... See full summary »

Director: Ava Lee Scott
Stars: Ava Lee Scott
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Narrator (voice)
...
George Patton / Immigrant to USA / David Ben-Gurion / Holocaust survivor (voice)
...
Earl G. Harrison, Commissioner of Immigration and Naturalization (voice)
...
(voice)
...
(voice)
...
(voice)
...
(voice)
...
Narrator (voice)
...
(voice)
Rick Bandes ...
(voice)
...
(voice)
Pablo Bryant ...
(voice)
Aaron Cain ...
(voice)
Robert Cait ...
(voice)
...
(voice) (as Kat Cressida)
Edit

Storyline

After WWII, Jewish Holocaust survivors are moved into Displaced Persons' camps. After delays, more physical hardship, and years of uncertainty, they are permitted to begin new lives in Israel and the U.S. Written by Eileen Berdon <eberdon@aol.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

israel | palestine | jewish | europe | british | See more »


Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

19 September 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ins Gelobte Land  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Oscar Winner for a Reason
7 July 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The best thing I've watched in a long while. As Americans it seems we think in 1945 when the war (WWII) ended and the German concentration camps were liberated it was game over. That said, it was literally shocking to see and hear the unforgivable behavior of the British during the period 1945-1948. What the hell was their OBSESSION with camps? This incessant need to herd people from one camp to another, constantly detaining. Creepy weird, oddly caveman, to see it was nauseating. As an American the thought of being "herded" is beyond my imagination. As I watch I wonder; What did GB have to gain from their aggressive imperialism as regards the region known as Palestine? Admittedly, I loved watching the British get their ass KICKED. As history notes, it's been 1 long decline for British civilization since that time. A wrecked economy, poverty and ignorance. We can see it in their teeth. Amazon doesn't have this but Netflix does, run don't walk. It's that good.


1 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Anyone know... jfymfporsiempre
Discuss The Long Way Home (1997) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?