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Escape from Sobibor ()


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German death camp in Sobibor, Poland, killed 250,000 Jews. It had the most successful prisoner escape in WWII on Oct.14, 1943.

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  • Won 2 Golden Globes. Another 1 win & 6 nominations.
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Leon Feldhendler
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Luka
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Alexander 'Sasha' Pechersky
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Sgt. Gustav Wagner
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Itzhak Lichtman
Emil Wolk ...
Samuel
Simon Gregor ...
Shlomo
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Oberkapo Porchek
Jason Norman ...
Toivi Blatt
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Chaim Engel
Eli Nathenson ...
Moses Szmajzner
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Sgt. Frenzel
Eric P. Caspar ...
Capt. Franz Reichleitner
Hugo Bower ...
Sgt. Beckmann
Klaus Grünberg ...
Sgt. Bauer (as Klaus Grunberg)
Wolfgang Bathke ...
Sgt. Hurst
Henning Gissel ...
Sgt. Fallaster
Henry Stolow ...
Lt. Niemann
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Sgt. Wolf
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Eda
Judith Sharp ...
Bajle
Ellis Van Maarseveen ...
Selma
David Miller ...
Mundek
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Hershel
Ned Vukovic ...
Morris
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Naomi
Peter Jonfield ...
Kapo Sturm
Dijana Krzanic ...
Esther
Irfan Mensur ...
Kalimali
Zoran Stojiljkovic ...
Boris
Svetolik Nikacevic ...
Old Man
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Kapo Berliner (as Misa Janketic)
Dejan Cavic ...
Kapo Spitz
Zlatan Fazlagic ...
Weiss
Predrag Milinkovic ...
Kapo Jacob
Svetislav 'Bule' Goncic ...
Gardener (as Svetislav Goncic)
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Narrator (voice)
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Jelena Zigon ...
Shlomo's Mother (uncredited)

Directed by

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Jack Gold

Written by

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Thomas 'Toivi' Blatt ... (manuscript "From the Ashes of Sobibor") (as Thomas Blatt)
 
Richard Rashke ... (book)
 
Reginald Rose ... (teleplay)
 
Stanislaw 'Shlomo' Szmajzner ... (book "Inferno in Sobibor") (as Stanislaw Szmajzner)

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Howard P. Alston ... co-producer (as Howard Alston)
Dennis E. Doty ... producer
James Eastep ... associate producer
Martin Starger ... executive producer

Music by

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Georges Delerue

Cinematography by

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Ernest Vincze ... (as Ernie Vincze)

Film Editing by

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Keith Palmer

Editorial Department

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Peter Elliott ... dialogue editor
Joe Illing ... assistant editor

Casting By

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Priscilla John

Production Design by

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Allan Starski

Art Direction by

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Vlastimir Gavrik

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Vlastimir Gavrik
Milorad Kalanj

Costume Design by

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Doreen Watkinson

Makeup Department

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Radmila Todorovic ... makeup artist (as Radmila Ivatovic)

Production Management

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Dragoljub Popovic ... production manager
Mihajlo Rasic ... unit manager (as Mihaljo Rasic)
Clive Reed ... production supervisor

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Milan Lugomirski ... first assistant director
Mladen Maticevic ... assistant director: Yugoslavia

Art Department

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Milorad Kalanj ... property buyer
Zivan Vlajic ... property master

Sound Department

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Keith Batten ... boom operator
Markus Braack ... assistant sound recordist
Gerry Humphreys ... dubbing mixer
Brian Simmons ... sound mixer
Ralph Thiekötter ... adr recordist: Germany
Len Tremble ... foley editor
Ralph Thiekötter ... sound dubbing mixer (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Zoran Djordjevic ... special effects

Visual Effects by

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Tony Willis ... effects cameraman (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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David Atkinson ... second assistant camera
Gerard Donnelly ... gaffer
John Maskall ... camera operator
Nick Pearson ... camera grip
Martin Testar ... focus puller
Dobrivoje Zivotic ... electrician

Location Management

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Mihajlo Rasic ... location manager

Music Department

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Graham Walker ... music producer

Script and Continuity Department

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Cheryl Leigh ... continuity

Other crew

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Thomas 'Toivi' Blatt ... technical consultant (as Thomas Blatt)
Debbie Carter ... production coordinator
Zivan Manojlovic ... armorer
Roberta Rose ... production representative
Stanislaw 'Shlomo' Szmajzner ... technical consultant (as Stanislaw Szmajzner)
Esther Terner-Raab ... technical consultant - survivor
Ned Vukovic ... dialogue director

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Plot Summary

During WWII, the death camp at Treblinka had an escape, causing the Commandant at a similar camp in Sobibor to vow that his camp would never experience the same thing. But those who were its captives, the Jewish laborers who had been spared from the ovens, knew they were on borrowed time. That their only hope was to escape..the only question; how to do it. The film's based on a factual account of what then happened at Sobibor. Written by BOB STEBBINS

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Also Known As
  • Bekstvo iz Sobibora (Yugoslavia, Serbian title)
  • Les rescapés de Sobibor (France)
  • Flucht aus Sobibor (Germany)
  • La escapada de Sobibor (Spain)
  • Escapada final (Spain)
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  • 143 min
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Trivia When it premiered on CBS in 1987, about 31.6 million Americans saw the film. See more »
Goofs At one point in the movie, Sasha says that he has a wife and daughter. He actually met his future wife after he escaped the camp and rejoined the Soviet Army. See more »
Movie Connections Referenced in The Pianist (2002). See more »
Soundtracks Roses from the South See more »
Quotes Sgt. Gustav Wagner: This morning, two prisoners escaped from North Camp. Thirteen other prisoners, no doubt inspired by their idiotic example, also tried to escape. If any of you would like to cheer, go right ahead. There will be no more escape attempts in this camp. I'll repeat that. THERE WILL BE NO MORE ESCAPE ATTEMPTS IN THIS CAMP!!
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