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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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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:

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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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Trivia

Hank Azaria's ex-wife (and fellow actor on Mad About You (1992)) is Helen Hunt, who looks almost exactly like his co-star in this film, Leelee Sobieski. In fact, they are often thought to be sisters. 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

Major-General Jurgen Stroop: In a short while, the Jewish sector of Warsaw will be no more. Every building will be razed. Then we will bring this vermin to the surface or bury them.
General Kruger: A short while? This little group of bandits has held off the German military longer than the entire country of Poland!
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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 59th Annual Golden Globe Awards (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

Piano Sonata No. 14 in C-sharp minor 'Quasi una fantasia', Op. 27, No. 2, aka 'Moonlight Sonata'
Written by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performed by Sympho Inc. Studio Orchestra (Bratislava, Slovenia)
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As accurate as film can make it.
7 January 2007 | by marvopoloSee all my reviews

I saw this film in Australia with a relative who survived the Ghetto uprising. He said that, in spite of some inconsistencies, it was as accurate as film could portray it. While it is true that there was more than one resistance faction, and sometimes they were at odds, the essence of the event is portrayed well. The Polish Resistance's attitude was mixed, but my relative, who was a courier in and out of the Ghetto said that many individual Poles risked their lives to hide him. The woman who escaped with the baby at the end of the film is also related to me. Her husband, who was killed in the first days of the uprising, was a major planner and organizer. Of course, it affected me greatly since my mother originally came from Warsaw and I lost many relatives.


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