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Uprising (2001)

Unrated | | Drama, War | TV Movie 4 November 2001
Jews rise up in the Warsaw Ghetto against the Nazis in 1943.

Director:

Jon Avnet
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 5 wins & 16 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Leelee Sobieski ... Tosia Altman
Hank Azaria ... Mordechai Anielewicz
David Schwimmer ... Yitzhak Zuckerman
Jon Voight ... Major-General Jurgen Stroop
Donald Sutherland ... Adam Czerniakow
Stephen Moyer ... Kazik Rotem
Sadie Frost ... Zivia Lubetkin
Radha Mitchell ... Mira Fruchner
Mili Avital ... Devorah Baron
Eric Lively ... Arie Wilner
Alexandra Holden ... Frania Beatus
John Ales ... Marek Edelman
Andy Nyman ... Calel Wasser
Nora Brickman Nora Brickman ... Clara Linder
Jesper Christensen ... General Kruger
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Storyline

Using radically refashioned archival footage of the Warsaw ghetto, this interview with Jon Avnet the director of Uprising talks about Marek Edelman who is an evocative memoir of his role in the rebellion that held back the Nazis for almost a month in 1943. The film begins with the growing list of prohibitions and regulations leading to the virtual imprisonment of about half-a-million Polish Jews in an old slum district of Warsaw with inadequate space and plumbing. An overhead tracking shot shows the number of people assembled in the first months of the relocation. The daily struggle against hunger and disease, especially among the dispossessed arrivals seen in their pitful rags, is aggravated by the German demands for "deportations to the east" that many begin to suspect are camouflaged mass murders. By the close of 1942, people living in the ghetto realize they are doomed, and the rudiments of resistance are planned by a handful of the young, including Edelman. Following some ... Written by Leonard Rubenstein

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They did the one thing the Nazis never expected. They fought back.

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Drama | War

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Final credited project of composer Maurice Jarre. See more »

Goofs

Many of the German rifles are Spanish 1916 7x57 Mausers, and not the typical Axis or captured rifles (e.g., VZ 24, WZ 29, etc.) used by German police or rear-echelon troops. See more »

Quotes

Mordechai Anielewicz: Can a moral man, that's me, maintain his moral code in an immoral world?
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Alternate Versions

R1 DVD runs 177'15" (NTSC), but European releases only 152'28" (PAL) (a difference of almost 18'26" allowing for the different frame rates). See more »

Connections

Featured in The 54th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

Allegro moderato in F minor (ends in F major), Moments musicaux, D. 780 (Op. 94) No. 3
Composed by Franz Schubert
Performed by Sympho Inc. Studio Orchestra (Bratislava, Slovenia)
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Never Again
6 November 2001 | by chrislutzSee all my reviews

Never again should Hollywood make another Holocaust movie. The genre is worn out. This mini-series is competently done, but it really doesn't add anything. Not listening closely to the commercials for the show, I had originally thought the story was about the Warsaw uprising in 1944 when the Polish home army rose up to fight the Germans with the approach of the Soviets. When I started watching and found out what it was about, the first thought in my mind was "not another one". Plus, the links to the websites at the end make the series seem more like an attempt at propaganda than a straight retelling of a story.

There was a similar mini-series in the early 80's about the same topic although the name escapes me. So NBC is incorrect when it says this has never be discussed before.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 November 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

1943 l'ultime révolte See more »

Filming Locations:

Slovakia See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$9,266
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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