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[Anne coughs from another room]
It's... it's another one of my students.
Soaking wet, poor thing. Can't very well go home on a night like this.
I've made up a bed.
Will he be warm enough?
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I watched this film expecting little. However, I was pleasantly surprised to find the film educational and interesting throughout. It paints a picture of the 'Jewish Question' and events leading up to it, focusing on a few characters to give it a personal feel.
Granted, some of the acting was a little ropey, but I would urge people not to let that put them off. I have a particular interest in the second World War, and perhaps that makes me biased, but suspect that even those with no interest in that period of time would still be able to let the film absorb them into the plot.
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