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The Devil's Arithmetic (1999)

Not Rated | | Drama, Fantasy, War | TV Movie 28 March 1999
A 16-year-old American girl with an apathetic view towards her Jewish family history finds herself pulled through time into 1941 to a small Polish village where the Nazi have just began their genocidal propaganda.

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Rabbi
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Leonore Stern
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Aunt Eva
Lilo Baur ...
Mina
Nitzan Sharron ...
Ariel
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Shmuel
Kirsty McFarland ...
Yetta
Rachel Roddy ...
Esther
Ieva Jackeviciute ...
Miriam
Philip Rham ...
Commandant Krieger
Daniel Rausch ...
Officer Steinbach
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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La aritmética del diablo  »

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This movie is the second movie that Kirsten Dunst and Brittany Murphy both stared together in. The first Drop Dead Gorgeous. See more »

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Mina: Hannah, hold her leg tighter!
Hannah Stern: I'm trying!
Mina: Don't try, DO it! You're not a little girl anymore.
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References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

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This movie finds a way to tell about a tragedy to young generation
20 February 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I believe that this movie was well acted as well as well thought out. The Question really is;"How do I tell young people about this terrible tragedy without being to graphic and still holding their attention. I think that the movie answered that question admirably. Kirsten Dunst is a great actress that showed her ability to tell a serious story with a sense of lightheartedness. Let's not forgot Brittany Murphy. She is a highly underrated actress who just barely broke the surface of what she can do in this movie. overall, if your looking to tell/show a group of preteen/teens the story of the holocaust without the brutality then this is the ONLY movie to show them.


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