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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:
Mira Fruchner
Devorah Baron
Arie Wilner
Frania Beatus
Marek Edelman
Calel Wasser
Nora Brickman ...
Clara Linder


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.


Drama | War


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Release Date:

4 November 2001 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

1943 l'ultime révolte  »

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Did You Know?


Adam Czerniaków went to the gangster to get final money to pay the ransom. The gangster "house of ill repute" was at address Mila 18 - this was a reference to the Leon Uris story also of the Ghetto uprising. See more »


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


Simha 'Kazik' Rotem: You are all under arrest, put down your weapons and return immediately to the Umschlagplatz!
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Referenced in A Day in the Life (2002) 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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A reasonably good made-for-TV movie
8 August 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I always have very low expectations of made for TV movies as they tend to be poor in comparison to feature films. But this one actually impressed me. The focus of the film was not the entire holocaust, but it focused on the Warsaw ghetto uprising of the Jews (the previous reviewer might have saved themselves some trouble had they simply read that beforehand) so the writing and characters were focused and good and it was all based on true people and events. The sets were well-constructed. I had forgotten I was watching a TV movie. A good cast. Good acting. Much of the cast was unknown, most of them not even Jewish. Donald Sutherland and Cary Elwes gave outstanding performances as did John Voight. Definitely worth viewing. Many good extras on the DVD as well.

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