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The Devil's Arithmetic (1999)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama | Fantasy | War  -  28 March 1999 (USA)
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This is another telling of the holocaust, but this time from the perspective of a modern teenage girl who only grudgingly accepts the Jewish traditions, but when she is asked to "open the ... See full summary »

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Leonore Stern
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Aunt Eva
Lilo Baur ...
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Polina Soloveicik ...
Sarah (as Paulina Soloveicik)
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This is another telling of the holocaust, but this time from the perspective of a modern teenage girl who only grudgingly accepts the Jewish traditions, but when she is asked to "open the front door" as part of the Seder feast finds herself, not unlike Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz, to have entered the 1940's and has stepped into the life of a prisoner in one of the German death camps where she experiences all of its horrors firsthand. Written by BOB STEBBINS <stebinsbob@aol.com>

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1940s | jewish | nazi | teenage girl | poland | See more »

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La aritmética del diablo  »

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By far the most famous and successful movie in which actor Paul Freeman has appeared in his career is Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981), in which he plays a French archaeologist who collaborates with the Nazis. In this film, he plays an Orthodox rabbi who is imprisoned in a concentration camp by the Nazis. See more »

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Hannah Stern: [laboring in the camp] How are you doing?
Leah: I'm on my honeymoon.
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Dunst and Murphy provide moving performance
21 July 2000 | by (Bridgeport, CT) – See all my reviews

Although I have not had the opportunity to read the novel, I felt that this film, despite its low-budget status, is well done, engaging and unequivocally moving.

The surprising highlight of the film is the portrayal of Hannah and Rivkah by Kirsten Dunst and Brittany Murphy. Dunst and Murphy bring an inner-strength to the protagonists leaving the viewer speechless as she/he inexorably contemplates the value of life, friendship and courage in the face of evil and physical/spiritual death.


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