6.2/10
214
2 user 19 critic

Saviors in the Night (2009)

Unter Bauern (original title)
Trailer
1:57 | Trailer
Based on the memories of Marga Spiegel. In her narrative, published in 1965, she describes how courageous farmers in southern Munsterland hid her, her husband Siegfried and their little ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
Reviews

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Mercy (2012)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A struggling German couple starts finding each other again after keeping as a secret about being responsible for a horrific accident.

Director: Matthias Glasner
Stars: Birgit Minichmayr, Jürgen Vogel, Henry Stange
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

"Ni Pour, Ni Contre" tracks the fall of a young TV camerawoman, Caty, after she becomes involved with a group of petty criminals and their enigmatic leader, Jean. The gang lives ... See full summary »

Director: Cédric Klapisch
Stars: Marie Gillain, Vincent Elbaz, Simon Abkarian
The Lite Trap (1982)
Romance | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Director: Niklaus Schilling
Stars: Armin Mueller-Stahl, Beatrice Kessler, Melanie Tressler
Action | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

After causing a commotion with his last assignment, Falk has been given a desk job, which hardly agrees with his personality, and he ends up accepting an offer from an old friend to buy ... See full summary »

Director: Anders Nilsson
Stars: Jakob Eklund, Samuel Fröler, Alexandra Rapaport
Loulou (1980)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Maurice Pialat's portrait of contemporary France mocks prosperity as a substitute for social and sexual revolution. Nelly abandons her bourgeois friends and a steady relationship for the ... See full summary »

Director: Maurice Pialat
Stars: Isabelle Huppert, Gérard Depardieu, Guy Marchand
Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Mahmoud was part of the armed groups coerced by the Egyptian Government which carried out attacks on protestors in Tahir Square the 2nd of February 2011. Since then, Mahmoud has lost his ... See full summary »

Director: Yousry Nasrallah
Stars: Menna Shalabi, Bassem Samra, Nahed El Sebaï
Jude (1996)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A stonemason steadfastly pursues a cousin he loves. However their love is troubled as he is married to a woman who tricked him into marriage and she is married to a man she does not love.

Director: Michael Winterbottom
Stars: Christopher Eccleston, Kate Winslet, Liam Cunningham
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Boris and Dimitri are brothers. They are both doctors in the 13th district of Paris and always work together. They devote all their time to their patients. One day, they start looking after... See full summary »

Director: Axelle Ropert
Stars: Cédric Kahn, Laurent Stocker, Louise Bourgoin
Biography | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

A dramatization of the final days of Sophie Scholl, one of the most famous members of the German World War II anti-Nazi resistance movement, The White Rose.

Director: Marc Rothemund
Stars: Julia Jentsch, Fabian Hinrichs, Alexander Held
Comedy | Romance | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Alfred has always been down on his luck. An unlucky baby, he turns into... an unlucky child before metamorphosing into... an unlucky teenager! As an adult, he manages to become an architect... See full summary »

Director: Pierre Richard
Stars: Pierre Richard, Anny Duperey, Jean Carmet
Neuf jours en hiver (TV Movie 2015)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Director: Alain Tasma
Stars: Robinson Stévenin, Catherine Hiegel, Élina Solomon
Dorfpunks (2009)
Biography | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A 17-year-old discovers punk rock in rural northern Germany.

Director: Lars Jessen
Stars: Cecil von Renner, Ole Fischer, Pit Bukowski
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
Lia Hoensbroech ...
Anni Aschoff
Martin Horn ...
Hermann Aschoff
Margarita Broich ...
Frau Aschoff
Luisa Mix ...
Tjard Krusius ...
Kilian Schüler ...
...
Klemens Aschoff
Veit Stübner ...
Hubert Pentrop
Daniel Flieger ...
Erich Reimann
...
Josefa Schwester
Anna Ehrichlandwehr ...
Großmutter Aschoff
Smadi Wolfman ...
Frau Albermann
Lina Beckmann ...
Paula Wacker
Edit

Storyline

Based on the memories of Marga Spiegel. In her narrative, published in 1965, she describes how courageous farmers in southern Munsterland hid her, her husband Siegfried and their little daughter Karin from 1943 until 1945, thus saving them from deportation to the extermination camps in the East.. Without reservation, the farmers offer the refugees their protection. That this turns them into heroes would never occur to them. They are used to weathering even dangerous situations somehow, guided only by their instinct and century-old code of ethics. They risk their own lives, and, if necessary, even that of their families. There is never a discussion about friendship, reliability, humanity. Written by Menemsha Films

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama | History

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

| |

Release Date:

16 December 2011 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Army of Saviours  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Effective realism
17 October 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This film is a screen adaptation of the memoir of a German Holocaust survivor and, except for the opening and closing scenes is a straightforward narrative, chronicling the family's experiences during the period following their narrow escape from deportation eastward to a concentration camp from which they know there is no return.

The first scene sets up the back story of the end of WWI, when the Jewish horse trader and German farmer serve their country and are awarded the Iron Cross for valor. A narrative voice explains the central irony of military service being rewarded by country that would later persecute or exterminate its heroes.

The farmer's family faces conflicting loyalties -- a son who goes off to war on the Eastern Front at the same time as the parents take in the horse traders wife and daughter, along with various other displaced persons; a daughter in the first blush of romance with a Nazi activist and his cause. The Jewish husband and wife, meanwhile, suffer the separation and perils of an assumed identity (in the case of the wife and daughter) and isolation, hiding, constant vigilance (in the case of the husband).

This film invites the viewer to live through these events with the family, and never over-dramatizes - which may account for the lack of enthusiasm of younger viewers. But the performances have much psychological depth as well as a ring of truth in all its scenes.


3 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Saviors in the Night (2009) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?