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Sobibór, October 14, 1943, 4 p.m. (2001)

Sobibór, 14 octobre 1943, 16 heures (original title)
Not Rated | | Documentary, History, War | 17 October 2001 (France)
A gripping account of the prisoners uprising at the Nazi extermination camp of Sobibor in 1943.

Director:

Claude Lanzmann

Writer:

Claude Lanzmann
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Cast

Credited cast:
Yehuda Lerner ... Himself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Francine Kaufmann Francine Kaufmann ... Herself - Interpreter: Hebrew
Claude Lanzmann ... Himself - Interviewer
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A gripping account of the prisoners uprising at the Nazi extermination camp of Sobibor in 1943.

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Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

France

Language:

Hebrew | French

Release Date:

17 October 2001 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Sobibór, October 14, 1943, 4 p.m. See more »

Filming Locations:

Sobibór, Lubelskie, Poland See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,412, 14 October 2001, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$33,635, 24 February 2002
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Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Chosen by "Les Cahiers du cinéma" (France) as one of the 10 best pictures of 2001 (#08) See more »

Quotes

Yehuda Lerner: It was a simple fact: If we didn't act, we'd be killed like all the Jews before us. So it was this reality that forced us to act like this.
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A true disappointment
5 July 2007 | by xenon-22See all my reviews

I think that Lanzmann spoiled a good story: too much text at the beginning of the movie, an endless introduction, a mutilated translation from Yiddish to French... I don't know Yiddish, but you can easily guess that's impossible for the translator to summarize in a sentence two minutes of talk. So what did, in fact, Lerner say, always smiling, even when he was telling horrible things?

Lerner's testimony is not convincing either, at least for me. Something in the way he stands in front of the camera makes me wonder if he is telling all the truth. I disagree with the person that spoke about his "modesty": on the contrary I think he is anxious to portray himself as a hero.

I felt relieved when the movie finished and naturally I couldn't endure the long, long list of trains that Mr. Lanzmann delightedly recited for five minutes, I guess. A true disappointment.


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