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Uprising (2001)

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



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Zivia Lubetkin
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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Release Date:

4 November 2001 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

1943 l'ultime révolte  »

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Final credited project of composer Maurice Jarre. See more »


When the "German" soldiers are marching into the ghetto they count to four in Russian. See more »


Yitzhak 'Antek' Zuckerman: Instead of opposing the Germans you leave the fates in their hands?
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Referenced in Halo (2001) See more »


Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor - III. Finale: Allegro Energico
Written by Max Bruch (as Bruch)
Played during the opening titles.
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Riveting Historical Drama
5 November 2001 | by See all my reviews

On the night the Emmys awarded "Anne Frank" the best miniseries of 2000-2001, NBC began airing yet another WWII-era epic which has to be the odds-on favorite for the trophy next year. This is as fine a miniseries as I have ever seen. David Schwimmer, Leelee Sobieski and Hank Azaria are all highly believable in their roles as Jewish resistance fighters. Donald Sutherland and Jon Voight turn in fine performances in lesser roles. And director Jon Avnet delivers a compact, credible piece of little-known history regarding the Warsaw ghetto uprising. For a small screen effort, one has to be amazed at how closely the style resembles that of big screen efforts like "Saving Private Ryan" and "Schindler's List". All in all, a well-done miniseries that deserves a second viewing. How often can one say that about any miniseries.

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