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Murderers Among Us: The Simon Wiesenthal Story (1989)

A biographical portrayal of Simon Wiesenthal, famous Nazi Hunter. From his imprisonment in a Nazi Concentration Camp, the film follows his liberation and his rise to become one of the ... See full summary »

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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 3 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Ben Kingsley ... Simon Wiesenthal
Renée Soutendijk ... Cyla
Craig T. Nelson ... Major Bill Harcourt
Anton Lesser ... Karl
Jack Shepherd ... Brodi
Paul Freeman ... Josef
David Threlfall ... Alex
Louisa Milwood-Haigh Louisa Milwood-Haigh ... Paulina
Robert Morelli Robert Morelli ... Reed
Sándor Téri ... Hauptmann
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Iván Angelusz Iván Angelusz ... First Witness (as Ivan Angelus)
Tamás Borovitz Tamás Borovitz ... 2nd Boy
John Burgess John Burgess ... Defense Counsel
Boroka Béni Boroka Béni ... 1st Girl
Anna Cropper ... Karl's Mother
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A biographical portrayal of Simon Wiesenthal, famous Nazi Hunter. From his imprisonment in a Nazi Concentration Camp, the film follows his liberation and his rise to become one of the leading Nazi hunters in the world, bringing such criminals to justice as Adolf Eichmann and Klaus Barbie. Written by Anthony Hughes <husnock31@hotmail.com>

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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

23 April 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mordercy sa wsród nas See more »

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Citadel Entertainment See more »
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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A moving, touching, underrated portrait of an icon
1 October 2004 | by jim_ferranSee all my reviews

Anyone with even a bare modicum of interest in the history of the 20th Century, and the holocaust, will be aware of Simon Wiesenthal. I watched this movie when it was first shown on television and was deeply touched by it and the story it tells. Ben Kingsley is, as always, absolutely magnificent. I have never understood why it has not (to my knowledge) been repeated or why I have been unable to find it on video or DVD. The film portrays Wiesenthals experiences in a matter-of-fact, non-sensationalised and yet sympathetic way and succeeds in giving a glimpse of the moral and ethical difficulties he faced in coming to terms with what was happening around him. The 'Sunflowers' sequence is especially poignant in this regard, as is his meeting with the mother of a dead SS man after the war. I recommend it highly.


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