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Divided We Fall (2000)
"Musíme si pomáhat" (original title)

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In Nazi occupied Czechoslovakia, a childless couple agree to hide a Jewish friend at great personal risk of discovery and execution.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bolek Polívka ...
Josef Cízek
Anna Sisková ...
Marie Cizková
Csongor Kassai ...
David Wiener
Jaroslav Dusek ...
Horst Prohaska
Martin Huba ...
Dr. Albrecht Kepke
Jirí Pecha ...
Frantisek Simácek
Simona Stasová ...
Libuse Simácková
Vladimír Marek ...
SS Officer
Richard Tesarík ...
Captain
Karel Hermánek ...
Captain (voice)
Otto Sevcík ...
SS Offcier
Jirí Kodet ...
Dr. Fischer-Rybáf
Petr Knotek
Helena Neuwirthová
Nelly Kocarjan
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In World War II Nazi occupied Czechoslovakia, a childless couple, Josef and Marie Cizek, can only watch while the Jewish family of their employers, the Wieners, are first removed from their own home to a spare room in their house by the Nazis, then deported to Theresienstadt concentration camp. Years later, young David Wiener, the sole surviving member of that family has managed to escape and make it to the Cizeks. Although fully aware of the extreme danger of harbouring a Jew in the Third Reich, the Cizek's can not permit themselves to leave David to certain death and agree to hide him. However, this decision leads to terrible danger of discovery by the Nazis and especially their friend and Nazi collaborator, Horst Prohazka, who is attracted to Marie. With desperate cleverness and luck, the Cizeks struggle to keep the secret, even when Horst begins to suspect. In doing so, they find themselves making unorthodox choices and learning about the true nature of the people around them. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@rogers.com>

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In a war-torn village, one couple makes the ultimate sacrifice to save another.

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Rated PG-13 for some violence and sexual content | See all certifications »
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Opening Weekend:

$28,583 (USA) (8 June 2001)

Gross:

$1,320,112 (USA) (21 December 2001)
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One of the best movies in years!
22 September 2001 | by (Central California) – See all my reviews

This is the best treatment of the Holocaust that I have ever seen. An amazingly believable story about neighbors torn by the shroud of invasion. Set in Czechoslovakia during W.W.II, this is a glorious movie with passion, drama, action, suspense, betrayal, kindness, humor, man's inhumanity to man, survival, and the undeniable truth that you are only what you make of yourself. You surround yourself with people that you trust and hope for the best. The acting was superb! The directing excellent. I didn't want to get out of my seat at the conclusion. Be prepared to laugh and to cry and to leave the theater thoroughly refreshed, which is a rarity lately.


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