6.6/10
196
3 user 4 critic

Gebürtig (2002)

Not Rated | | Drama, Music, Romance | 5 April 2002 (Austria)
A holocaust survivor now living as a respected writer in Manhattan is the only person who can identify a suspected Nazi back in his native Austria. When a beautiful reporter eager for a ... See full summary »
Reviews

On Disc

at Amazon

2 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Fateless (2005)
Drama | Romance | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Fourteen-year-old György's life is torn apart in World War II Hungary, as he is sent to a concentration camp, where he is forced to become a man, and learns to find happiness in the midst of hatred, and what it really means to be Jewish.

Director: Lajos Koltai
Stars: Marcell Nagy, Béla Dóra, Bálint Péntek
God on Trial (TV Movie 2008)
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Awaiting their inevitable deaths at one of the worst concentration camps, a group of Jews make a rabbinical court to decide whether God has gone against the Holy Covenant and if He is the one guilty for their suffering.

Director: Andy De Emmony
Stars: Joseph Muir, Josef Altin, Ashley Artus
Crime | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A twelve-year-old Jewish boy hides with a family of Catholic peasant farmers to escape the Nazis.

Director: Yurek Bogayevicz
Stars: Haley Joel Osment, Willem Dafoe, Richard Banel
Uprising (TV Movie 2001)
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

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

Director: Jon Avnet
Stars: Leelee Sobieski, Hank Azaria, David Schwimmer
Angry Harvest (1985)
Drama | Romance | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

In the winter of 1942-43, a Jewish family leaps from a train going through Silesia. They are separated in the woods, and Leon, a local peasant who's now a farmer of some wealth, discovers ... See full summary »

Director: Agnieszka Holland
Stars: Armin Mueller-Stahl, Elisabeth Trissenaar, Wojciech Pszoniak
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Alex is an 11-year old boy who, during WWII, hides in the Jewish ghetto from Nazis after all the relatives have been sent to the concentration camp. The movie portrays the ghetto through ... See full summary »

Director: Søren Kragh-Jacobsen
Stars: Patrick Bergin, Jordan Kiziuk, Jack Warden
The Devil's Arithmetic (TV Movie 1999)
Drama | Fantasy | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A 16-year-old American girl with an apathetic view towards her Jewish family history finds herself pulled through time into 1941 to a small Polish village where the Nazi have just began their genocidal propaganda.

Director: Donna Deitch
Stars: Kirsten Dunst, Brittany Murphy, Paul Freeman
The Wall (TV Movie 1982)
Action | War | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A dramatic re-enactment of the Warsaw Ghetto Jewish uprising in April 1943 were 650 armed members of the Jewish Fighting Organization of Poland held off a 3,000 strong Nazi force in which ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Markowitz
Stars: Tom Conti, Lisa Eichhorn, Gerald Hiken
Rosenstrasse (2003)
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

After the death of her father, Hannah becomes concerned with the strange behavior of her mother. As her mother's troubled childhood is revealed, Hannah realizes how little she ever knew.

Director: Margarethe von Trotta
Stars: Katja Riemann, Maria Schrader, Svea Lohde
Drama | Thriller | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A drama loosely based on Jean Bernard's Nazi-era prison diary.

Director: Volker Schlöndorff
Stars: Ulrich Matthes, August Diehl, Hilmar Thate
Die Wannseekonferenz (TV Movie 1984)
Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

At the Wannsee Conference on January 20, 1942, senior Nazi officials meet to determine the manner in which the so-called "Final Solution to the Jewish Question" can be best implemented.

Director: Heinz Schirk
Stars: Dietrich Mattausch, Gerd Böckmann, Friedrich G. Beckhaus
Train of Life (1998)
Comedy | Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

In 1941, the inhabitants of a small Jewish village in Central Europe organize a fake deportation train so that they can escape the Nazis and flee to Palestine.

Director: Radu Mihaileanu
Stars: Lionel Abelanski, Rufus, Clément Harari
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Peter Simonischek ... Hermann Gebirtig
Ruth Rieser ... Susanne Ressel
August Zirner ... Danny Demant
Katja Weitzenböck Katja Weitzenböck ... Crissie Kalteisen
Daniel Olbrychski ... Konrad Sachs
Hans-Michael Rehberg ... Konrad Sachs (voice)
Branko Samarovski Branko Samarovski ... Willi Klang
Samuel Finzi ... Emanuel Katz
Otto Tausig ... Alter Mann beim Casting
Marketa Modra Marketa Modra ... Produktionsassistentin
Lightning Bear Lightning Bear ... Kameramann Casting
Wolfgang S. Zechmayer ... Second-Unit Regisseur
Ibi Firestone Ibi Firestone ... Joana
John Petschinger John Petschinger ... Konrad, 7 Jahre
Corinna Harfouch ... Else Sachs
Edit

Storyline

A holocaust survivor now living as a respected writer in Manhattan is the only person who can identify a suspected Nazi back in his native Austria. When a beautiful reporter eager for a scoop tries to lure him back, Geburtig must decide whether to confront his past. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama | Music | Romance | War

Certificate:

Not Rated
Edit

Details

Country:

Austria | Germany | Poland

Language:

German | English | Yiddish

Release Date:

5 April 2002 (Austria) See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
See full technical specs »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Gotta Watch Twice
11 October 2016 | by chrisssoSee all my reviews

This is a great setting and subject matter for a film. The perspective is very unique and the story is human and compelling. The problem is that the film has a really confusing screenplay. In all honesty the story ... originally a book ... is just too complex for the screen and this was a big challenge for the Directors.

But don't let the complexity keep you from watching the film! More so consider watching a second time after you establish who is who and where they came from. This is a film that frames the Holocaust and Vienna very well and it will appeal to those who appreciate WW2 Holocaust genre.

7 of 10 ... takes a bump for bad screenplay ... could have been magnificent.


0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 3 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

IMDb Freedive: Watch Movies and TV Series for Free

Watch Hollywood hits and TV favorites for free with IMDb Freedive. Start streaming on IMDb and Fire TV devices today!

Start watching

Stream Popular Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed