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Uprising (2001)

TV Movie  |  Unrated  |   |  Drama, War  |  4 November 2001 (USA)
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Jews rise up in the Warsaw Ghetto against the Nazis in 1943.

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Using radically refashioned archival footage of the Warsaw ghetto, this interview with Jon Avnet the director of Uprising talks about Marek Edelman who is an evocative memoir of his role in the rebellion that held back the Nazis for almost a month in 1943. The film begins with the growing list of prohibitions and regulations leading to the virtual imprisonment of about half-a-million Polish Jews in an old slum district of Warsaw with inadequate space and plumbing. An overhead tracking shot shows the number of people assembled in the first months of the relocation. The daily struggle against hunger and disease, especially among the dispossessed arrivals seen in their pitful rags, is aggravated by the German demands for "deportations to the east" that many begin to suspect are camouflaged mass murders. By the close of 1942, people living in the ghetto realize they are doomed, and the rudiments of resistance are planned by a handful of the young, including Edelman. Following some ... Written by Leonard Rubenstein

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They did the one thing the Nazis never expected. They fought back.

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Drama | War

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1943 l'ultime révolte  »

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Final credited project of composer Maurice Jarre. See more »

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The "Polish army uniforms" in the opening of the movie are actually Soviet Rifle Division uniforms from the 1944-46 period. See more »

Quotes

Mordechai Anielewicz: We use our hands and our arms and our lives and fight. If we cant fight we run; if we can't run, we hide. We must resist.
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Featured in The 54th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards (2002) See more »

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Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor - III. Finale: Allegro Energico
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Played during the opening titles.
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great, tv has come a long way
18 December 2001 | by See all my reviews

I did not quite know what to expect when I sat down to watch this. The tv ads looked ok, but I thought it would be like most mini-series where the characters stand around talking for 3/4 of the film with a few unrealistic, tamed down action sequences litered about. I was shocked when it turned out that this movie was actually really, really good. It is packed with action, triumph, sorrow, hardship and any other element that may make a film great. The battle sequences are extremely well done and almost rival those in Saving Private Ryan, almost(they are nowhere near as gory). It is also quite graphic for a tv movie, with babies drowning, naked bodies being thrown about, and even a guy getting tortured with a blow torch. It is nowhere near the level of Shindler's List(but that can be expected), but it is far, far better than that resent piece of propaganda crap Pearl Harbor. A great film and possibly even one of the year's best.


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