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House of the Generals (2000)

10 million Ukrainians lost their lives in the first half of the 20th Century. 600,000 Ukrainian Jews perished, victims of Hitler and Stalin. Ukraine amassed thousands of World War II ... See full summary »

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Liza Kharacter
Michelle Irving ...
Gitel Polovoya
Elena Burunova ...
Sonya Kharacter
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Liza Kharacter as a child
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Herschel Kharacter
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Don Kharacter
Bill Kent ...
Sasha
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Ganya Kharacter (as Stephanie Swanson)
Catherine Holmes ...
Anna Cherkova
Peter Sanders ...
Abrasha Minkin
Matt Prescott Morton ...
Serge (as Matt Morton)
Jimmy Costello ...
Russian Gen. Vladimir Plotvich
Roger Hamilton ...
Yakov
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Rene
Nellja Allen ...
Train passenger
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10 million Ukrainians lost their lives in the first half of the 20th Century. 600,000 Ukrainian Jews perished, victims of Hitler and Stalin. Ukraine amassed thousands of World War II monuments. Half of the Russian losses occurred in Ukraine. Based on a true story. Written by Dan Spigel <danspigel@houseofthegenerals.com>

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Obvious models whenever flying airplanes or moving trains are shown and in most Kursk tank battle footage; poor color-matching between the model-tank shots and the live-action shots throughout the Kursk battle. See more »

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One House Many Tenants
20 July 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The "House" in the title is an elegant mansion in the Ukraine that silently shelters opposing forces of World War II. One Jewish family house-sits for a General who exits stage-left very quickly for political reasons. His house sitters need to make the same quick exit into hiding, which begins their epic saga, a well acted and directed survival story that you are compelled to watch from beginning to end. I was impressed with the quality of this quiet little film that tells such a huge story of human spirit. Battle scenes of freedom fighters, aerial bombings of a train bound for freedom, frightened hungry fugitives hiding under bushes in the dirt, trusting in the kindness of strangers. The strength of spirit of these Ukrainian Jews stands in proud juxtaposition to the memory of the cruelty accredited to those notorious Ukrainian guards who manned the camps. It must be something in the water. See this film. You won't be disappointed.


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