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Out of the Ashes (2003)

R | | Drama | TV Movie 13 April 2003
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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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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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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Richard Crenna's final acting project. See more »

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When Gisella Perl is shopping for produce in the market she is called a killer by a women who is missing a bottom tooth. You can easily tell that the tooth is not really missing but obviously blacked out due to the reflection. See more »

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Gisella Perl: I can recall wanting to be a doctor when I was a little girl. And I became a doctor... a very good doctor, if I can say that. I knew each child I helped bring into the world was a gift, not from me, but from God. But everything changed when I was deported to Auschwitz and began working there as a doctor. You know about some of the things I did there, for the pregnant women. But yes, I did sent unknowingly many women to their deaths within the day of my arrival. And yes, some of the things I did...
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Showtime actually made a good movie
22 April 2003 | by (TN) – See all my reviews

The first 20 minutes was slow and I thought this was going no where. But, then when we start to see flashbacks of the concentration camps and what Perl saw and endured there; it gets really good. Christine Lahti is really good and will surely be nominated for an Emmy. I mean, it was awful how the interview panel tries to make Dr. Perl look bad because of the things she had to do in order to survive her imprisonment. And the film does have those shocking Nazi moments, like shootings in the head, killing pregnant women, and experiments on babies.

FINAL VERDICT: This was a good movie about a Jewish Dr. who struggles with the moral choices she must make to survive Nazi imprisonment. Definitely catch this if you have Showtime.


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