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Vilniaus getas (2006)

In 1942, in Vilnius, the Nazi annihilate 55,000 Jews and squeeze the 15,000 survivors in a seven blocks ghetto. The twenty-two year old sadistic commander Kittel is assigned to administrate... See full summary »

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Gens
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Haya
Andrius Zebrauskas ...
Srulik
Vytautas Sapranauskas ...
Weiskopf
Margarita Ziemelyte ...
Lina
Alvydas Slepikas ...
Kruk
Jörg Lamprecht ...
Dessler (as Jörk Lamprecht)
Adrija Cepaite-Palsauskiene ...
Uma (as Adrija Cepaite)
Darius Meskauskas ...
Arntgen
Jurgis Domasevicius ...
Timan (as Jurgis Damasevicius)
Eimutis Kvosciauskas ...
Tana
Kristina Mauruseviciute ...
Judith
Sigitas Rackys ...
Kalman
Vilma Raubaite ...
Liuba (as Vilma Raubaité)
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In 1942, in Vilnius, the Nazi annihilate 55,000 Jews and squeeze the 15,000 survivors in a seven blocks ghetto. The twenty-two year old sadistic commander Kittel is assigned to administrate the ghetto in the capital of Lithuania, becoming the master of life or death. When he finds the gorgeous Hayyah sneaking with one kilo of beans stolen from the German army, he sentences her to death; but when he is informed that she was a former successful singer, he decides to activate the old theater and promote shows in the ghetto. The Jewish Chief of Police, Gens, uses the theater and a sewing factory to save as much lives as he can; in his ambiguous position, he kills Jews to save lives of others. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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The New York production of "Ghetto" by Joshua Sobol opened at the Circle in the Square Theater in New York on April 30, 1989 and ran for 33 performances. See more »

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In the scene of execution of Jews in the forest Lithuanian militiamen hold American M14 rifles (without magazines) - this rifle was designed only in 1954, and US military took it to the service in 1957. See more »

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Performed by Ingrida Armonaite (violin) and Sergejus Okrusko (piano)
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The end explains it all
31 January 2008 | by (Aguascalientes, Mexico) – See all my reviews

Very good work, i must confess i've not seen another work of this director beside this movie.

The good. The main characters are very well shaped, the artist crew, it-s so real, i have several friends that are actors, dancers, and singers, and the environment is so alike, i can see the director really knows how it is, how it feels. The Nazi guy, is the main actor, so sensitive and so unsure of what he is really doing, he was just 22 for god's sake. The end is magnificent the final performance of the main actor!!! the masacre, and at the end, there is no need of act, there is no need of keep the appearances... he could really choose what he wanted, her music and left the teather for the actors entrance.

The bad. When the girl singed looked fake, she did not breath as a singer does, she should have worked on making that look real.


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