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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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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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Yes VERY melodramatic
24 February 2008 | by (Melbourne, Australia) – See all my reviews

I agree wholeheartedly with George Parker. No one would deny that dreadful things happened in Auschwtiz but AS A MOVIE this SUCKS. Gisella Perl left very vivid descriptions of the horrors endured which should have been the central theme.Instead we had cheap sets, lousy cinematography, inaccurate depictions (re uniforms, characters etc) and melodramatic overacting which all added up up to one disappointing MOVIE. PLAYING FOR TIME, THE GREY ZONE, ESCAPE FROM SOBIBOR & TRIUMPH OF THE SPIRIT all do better justice to the topic. Shame on the the Director, Jospeh Sargeant who also did PLAYING FOR TIME but seemed unable to reach the same heights this time round. Bringing in some "big" names, Richard Crenna, Beau Bridges etc hoping to, what, lend some class to the movie or to the lame overacting ???!! As Homer Simpson would put it ...... BORING !!!!!!


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