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Out of the Ashes (2003)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama  -  13 April 2003 (USA)
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Based on a true story, this heart-wrenching film follows the journey of Gisella Perl (Christine Lahti), a Jewish-Hungarian doctor who manages to... Based on a true story, this ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Gisella Perl
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Peter Schuman
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Jolyon Baker ...
Frederick Krauss
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Marta Weiss
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Moshe Perl
Michelle Fine ...
Fanny Perl
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Didi Goldstein
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Esther Jacob
Ingrid Veninger ...
Zozia
Emma Wellbelove ...
Young Gisella
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Irma Griese
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Jake Smith
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Herman Prentiss
Vytautas Rumsas ...
David Perl
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Based on a true story, this heart-wrenching film follows the journey of Gisella Perl (Christine Lahti), a Jewish-Hungarian doctor who manages to... Based on a true story, this heart-wrenching film follows the journey of Gisella Perl (Christine Lahti), a Jewish-Hungarian doctor who manages to survive Auschwitz. Decades later, she's applying for U.S. citizenship when she becomes accused of colluding with the Nazis. Her judge and jury are three INS investigators (played by Bruce Davison, Richard Crenna and Beau Bridges) who must decide her fate Written by Rottem Tomatoes

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Rated R for violence/cruelty and some nudity | See all certifications »
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Meryl Streep at first was considered for the role of Dr Perl but she turned it down. See more »

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When the Russians liberate the camp, it looks like a summer evening, or at least somewhere at the end of spring time. It doesn't look like winter at all. There is no snow visible and soldiers don't have any protective clothing. Auschwitz was liberated on 27 January 1945 in midwinter Poland. See more »

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The best TV movie Showtime has ever done!
18 April 2003 | by (Toronto,Ontario) – See all my reviews

Joe Sargent was ruthless with the editing,the fast cuts pulled you right into the story, he made it move at a great pace.

Don Morgan did a brilliant job on lighting - I love it when a DOP is not afraid to have faces drop into shadows. Beautiful texure throughout.

Jeff Ginn did an absolute stellar job on production Design.

The show felt like a feature film.

Christine Lahti should be nominated for her role in this film


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