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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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one of the best performance ever seen
9 April 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

the actress playing the role of Dr Gisela Pearl should be nominated for her performance. the film showed the courage of the human spirit in the face of hate and tragedy. after looking at the film, I was humbled by the courage of this woman who lost all her family but decide in spite of what happened to her to survive and help other fellow humans. she also had to go through the pain of defending herself after being accused of collaborating with the Nazi. Anyone in the same position had little choices but to try to remain alive. She did more than that and for that reason she should be honoured for her heroism. I am full of admiration for the Jewish people time and time again when I see films such as this one.


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