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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Major-General Jurgen Stroop
Kazik Rotem
Mira Fruchner
Devorah Baron
Arie Wilner
Frania Beatus
Marek Edelman
Calel Wasser
Nora Brickman ...
Clara Linder
General Kruger


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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4 November 2001 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

1943 l'ultime révolte  »

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Did You Know?


Final credited project of composer Maurice Jarre. See more »


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


Mordechai Anielewicz: We will live with honor, or die with honor. Jewish Honor!
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Referenced in The Cinema Snob: Ilsa, She-Wolf of the SS (2013) See more »


Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor - III. Finale: Allegro Energico
Written by Bruch.
Played during the opening titles.
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As accurate as film can make it.
7 January 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw this film in Australia with a relative who survived the Ghetto uprising. He said that, in spite of some inconsistencies, it was as accurate as film could portray it. While it is true that there was more than one resistance faction, and sometimes they were at odds, the essence of the event is portrayed well. The Polish Resistance's attitude was mixed, but my relative, who was a courier in and out of the Ghetto said that many individual Poles risked their lives to hide him. The woman who escaped with the baby at the end of the film is also related to me. Her husband, who was killed in the first days of the uprising, was a major planner and organizer. Of course, it affected me greatly since my mother originally came from Warsaw and I lost many relatives.

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