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Uprising (2001)

Jews rise up in the Warsaw Ghetto against the Nazis in 1943.

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Jon Avnet
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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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Taglines:

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

Genres:

Drama | War

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »

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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 »

Company Credits

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Runtime:

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

This picture's opening prologue states: "This film is based on the historical events and the actual people who participated in the resistance movement leading up to and through the Warsaw Ghetto uprising in 1943". See more »

Goofs

Historically, the "tanks" used by the Germans during the suppression of the uprising were actually French light assault guns Lorraine 37L - which means there was not a single Tiger tank (not to mention two). Also, the SS troops were "police" and training/reserve units (rear formations), not the front-line 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

Referenced in A Day in the Life (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

An der schönen blauen Donau
, Op. 314 , aka "The Blue Danube"
Composed by Johann Strauss II
Performed by Sympho Inc. Studio Orchestra (Bratislava, Slovenia)
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great, tv has come a long way
18 December 2001 | by sean_36See all my reviews

I did not quite know what to expect when I sat down to watch this. The tv ads looked ok, but I thought it would be like most mini-series where the characters stand around talking for 3/4 of the film with a few unrealistic, tamed down action sequences litered about. I was shocked when it turned out that this movie was actually really, really good. It is packed with action, triumph, sorrow, hardship and any other element that may make a film great. The battle sequences are extremely well done and almost rival those in Saving Private Ryan, almost(they are nowhere near as gory). It is also quite graphic for a tv movie, with babies drowning, naked bodies being thrown about, and even a guy getting tortured with a blow torch. It is nowhere near the level of Shindler's List(but that can be expected), but it is far, far better than that resent piece of propaganda crap Pearl Harbor. A great film and possibly even one of the year's best.


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