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Ghetto (2006)

Vilniaus getas (original title)
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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Zog Nit Keinmol
Lyrics by H. Glik
Music by Dmitri Pokras
Performed by Judita Leitaite
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Drama about theater during war
21 April 2006 | by (Lithuania) – See all my reviews

The activities of the Jewish theater are depicted in an interesting way in the brutal environment. It is shown how the people learn to appreciate theater, forget problems and enjoy art which brings spiritual calmness.

At the same time you can see the struggle and sad things of the Jewish nation in the ghetto and struggle against the Nazis.

The passionate, but one-sided love story between the Nazis officer and the actress, singer of the ghetto is interesting to see and reflect upon.

I liked about this movie was an interesting love story between the Nazi officer who loves the Jewish actress, singer of the ghetto.

The movie was based on the script of the famous Jewish play writer Joshua Sobol.

Again, the title of the movie is Ghetto (2006).

It is coming to Europe, during the last week of April it will be shown in the UK, later in Netherlands. I hope you will see this movie.

It is somewhat similar as Spielberg's "Schindler's list" because of the episodes when the German saves many Jews.

Also it partially reminds of Roman Polanski "Pianist", because in this movie, the German officer tries to preserve music during the painful time of war.


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