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10 million Ukrainians lost their lives in the first half of the 20th Century. 600,000 Ukrainian Jews perished... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Farah White ... Liza Kharacter
Michelle Irving ... Gitel Polovoya
Elena Burunova ... Sonya Kharacter

Jennifer Harris ... Liza Kharacter as a child

Grant James ... Herschel Kharacter

Luke Adams ... Don Kharacter
Bill Kent ... Sasha

Stephanie Garner ... 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
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Cynthia Aguiar ... Rene
Nellja Allen ... Train passenger

Heath Allyn ... Russian tank captain
Sophia Black ... Sonya Kharacter as a teenager

Mandy Brown ... Woman Being Shot

Robert F. Cawley ... Mischa

Dameon Clarke ... Fritz
Troy Cobb ... Israeli soldier

Frank Dolansky ... Russian Sniper
David Ellis ... Gen. Sudov
Rick Floyd ... Alexe
Jack Foltyn ... Noah Minken
Phillippa Gillbanks ... Chava Polovoya
Denise Harris ... Gen. Sudov's wife
Dari Hayes ... Paul Blobells; Hans
Mike Jacobs ... Radio announcer
Lev Kardonsky ... Violinist
Victor Khardov ... Accordion player
Thomas Klooster ... Abrasha Minkin as a child
Ambre Low ... BBC announcer
Mia Marina ... Muslim nurse
Charles McCarty ... German soldier shot by russian sniper

Mike McFarland ... French assassin / Rioter / Tank corporal #2
Robert Meadows ... Jonathon Levy
Jordan Miller ... Little girl

Karl J. Morris ... Joachim Peiper (as Karl Morris)
Kevin Nash ... Field Marshal Gen. Eric von Kleist
Helen Neuberg ... Woman train passenger
Jenny Nolan ... Seka
Patrick Platner ... Boris
Joe Pollaro ... Gen. Sudov's guard

Tamer Riad ... Muslim

Jade Roberts ... Soldier invading House / Infantryman
Shalom Sherman ... Zade Minsky / Issie Minsky

Rick Shew ... American Capt. James Tuttle
Derek Southers ... Ukrainian police chief
Terry Spector ... WW II Russian Soldier
Freeway Spigel ... Yankel Stugie
Pat Tison ... Russian Soldier
Lawrence Watts ... Opera singer
Milan Watts ... Dusan Maslesa
Mitzi Watts ... Danica Kharacter

Michelle Wiesner ... Milana
Stephen Wade Wilson ... German soldier
Chad Briley ... Russian Soldier (uncredited)

Christina Gray ... Jewish prisoner to be shot (uncredited)
Richard Stambaugh ... German Soldier (uncredited)

Directed by
Dan Spigel 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Grant James 
Dan Spigel  screenplay
Dan Spigel  story

Cinematography by
Louis Pollaro 
Casting by
Shirley Abrams 
Art Direction by
Jessica Gaspar 
Costume Design by
Makeup Department
Claude Díaz .... hair consultant
Martha Jackson .... key makeup artist
Jonathan Swift .... hair designer
Production Management
Cali T. Rossen .... production manager (as Carrie T. Rossen)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Donna Bogart .... first assistant director
Michelle Wiesner .... second assistant director
Art Department
Hortencia Villegas .... graphic artist
Sound Department
Hortencia Villegas .... assistant boom operator
Chad Briley .... stunts (as Chad Allen Briley)
Richard Stambaugh .... stunts: fight sequence
Camera and Electrical Department
Dave Tiegan .... electrician
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Laura Floyd .... wardrobe consultant
Other crew
Pete Clay .... script consultant
Isabella Goldberg .... historical advisor
Grant James .... dialect coach
Jeremy Johnson .... web site designer
Kimberly Moody .... continuity
Kimberly Moody .... script advisor
Jenny Nolan .... production assistant
Gary Thomas .... historical advisor: WWII

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Anachronisms: There are multiple Raggedy Ann dolls in the doll room when the Kharacter family arrives at the mansion in 1918. This is the same year that Raggedy Ann character dolls and books were introduced in the United States; in the less-interconnected early 20th century world, it is highly implausible that a U.S. toy would appear in culturally disparate and geographically distant Ukraine so soon after its introduction.See more »


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1 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
One House Many Tenants, 20 July 2006
Author: cristina-m from United States

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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