7.6/10
327
8 user 14 critic

Prisoner of Paradise (2002)

Documentary about Holocaust victim Kurt Gerron.

Writer:

Reviews
Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Saboteur (1942)
Thriller | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Aircraft factory worker Barry Kane goes on the run across the United States when he is wrongly accused of starting a fire that killed his best friend.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Stars: Priscilla Lane, Robert Cummings, Otto Kruger
Documentary | History | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

The secret smuggling of 9,300 Jewish children out of Nazi-occupied Germany in the late 1930s.

Director: Mark Jonathan Harris
Stars: Judi Dench, Lory Cahn, Kurt Fuchel
Spellbound (2002)
Documentary | Comedy | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Spellbound follows eight teenagers on their quest to win the 1999 National Spelling Bee.

Director: Jeffrey Blitz
Stars: Angela Arenivar, Ubaldo Arenivar, Jorge Arenivar
Documentary | History | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

The Palestinian terrorist group Black September holds Israeli athletes hostage at the 1972 Summer Olympic Games in Munich.

Director: Kevin Macdonald
Stars: Michael Douglas, Ankie Spitzer, Jamal Al Gashey
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A man confronts the trauma of past sexual abuse as a boy by a Catholic priest only to find his decision shatters his relationships with his family, community and faith.

Director: Kirby Dick
Stars: Jeff Anderson, Barbara Blaine, David Clohessy
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A German Jewish refugee family moves to and adjusts to a farm life in 1930s Kenya.

Director: Caroline Link
Stars: Juliane Köhler, Merab Ninidze, Matthias Habich
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Documentary on the migratory patterns of birds, shot over the course of three years on all seven continents.

Directors: Jacques Perrin, Jacques Cluzaud, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Jacques Perrin, Philippe Labro
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Narrator (voice)
Robert Lantz ...
Himself (as Robby Lantz)
Eleonore Hertzberg ...
Herself
Lone Koppel ...
Herself (as Lone Koppel de Moos)
Renée Saint-Cyr ...
Herself
Kees Brusse ...
Himself
Silvia Grohs Martin ...
Herself
Susanne Thaler ...
Herself
Hans Margules ...
Himself
Margit Silberfeld ...
Herself
Jan Fischer ...
Himself
Tommy Mandl ...
Himself
Paul Sandfort ...
Himself
Coco Schumann ...
Himself
Ela Weissberger ...
Herself
Edit

Storyline

This documentary chronicles the life of Kurt Gerron, a German Jew who rose to prominence as an actor and director in prewar Germany and was eventually coerced by the Nazis into making a film portraying the concentration camp called Terezin (or Theresienstadt) seem like an ideal community of relocated Jews. A well-crafted documentary adeptly narrated by actor Ian Holm, "Prisoner of Paradise" is a fresh reminder that we should never forget what happened. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

| | |

Language:

Release Date:

23 April 2011 (Japan)  »

Also Known As:

Illusion  »

Company Credits

Show more on  »

Technical Specs

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

References Incognito (1934) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
compelling, thought provoking, like no other film about the holocaust
8 March 2003 | by See all my reviews

I loved this film for it's brave portrait of a character who made a morally ambiguous choice. The filmmakers allowed the story to unfold and give the audience credit for being able to come to their won conclusions about what they think of what Kurt Gerron did. It is the first time I have seen a film set against the holocaust that went beyond the horror stories we are already familiar with and examines a victim of nazi atrocities who in a strange way became a part of the propaganda machine. I think everyone should see this beautifully made film!


18 of 22 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 8 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

'Black Panther' Costume Creations

"The IMDb Show" visits Ironhead Studio founder Jose Fernandez, who reveals how the stunningly detailed Black Panther costume was created.

Watch now