6.9/10
1,131
14 user 6 critic

Vilniaus getas (2005)

In 1942, in Vilnius, the Nazi annihilate 55,000 Jews and squeeze the 15,000 survivors in a seven blocks ghetto. The twenty-two year old sadistic commander Kittel is assigned to administrate... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(play), (screenplay)
Reviews
1 nomination. See more awards »

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Dievu miskas (2005)
Biography | Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

The story about one man- an artist and an intellectual- who was imprisoned by two brutal regimes, the Nazis and the Soviets. 'The Professor' is a man who lives by his own personal version ... See full summary »

Director: Algimantas Puipa
Stars: Valentinas Masalskis, Steven Berkoff, Liubomiras Laucevicius
Ekskursante (2013)
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

The story of a ten year old girl who escapes from a deportee train and goes on a 6000 km long journey back to her homeland.

Director: Audrius Juzenas
Stars: Anastasija Marcenkaite, Igor Savochkin, Kseniya Rappoport
Biography | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A woman tries to survive the invasion of Berlin by the Soviet troops during the last days of World War II.

Director: Max Färberböck
Stars: Nina Hoss, Evgeniy Sidikhin, Irm Hermann
Peledu kalnas (2018)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Radio Free Europe, BBC, and Voice of America can only rarely get through the Iron Curtain and Soviet mufflers to Lithuania, a country torn by a war between the local resistance movement and... See full summary »

Director: Audrius Juzenas
Stars: Aldona Bendoriute, Monika Biciunaite, Daumantas Ciunis
Katyn (2007)
Drama | History | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

An examination of the Soviet slaughter of thousands of Polish officers and citizens in the Katyn forest in 1940.

Director: Andrzej Wajda
Stars: Andrzej Chyra, Maja Ostaszewska, Artur Zmijewski
Emilija (2017)
Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Emilia.Breaking Free is a suspense drama about the fight for freedom in Soviet-repressed Lithuania - in a society where a more satiated life seems more important than honour, a clear ... See full summary »

Director: Donatas Ulvydas
Stars: Ieva Andrejevaite, Gabriele Anicaite, Saulius Ciucelis
As esi tu (2006)
Adventure | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A man trying to get away from it all finds both love and conflict in the woods in this offbeat drama from Lithuania.

Director: Kristijonas Vildziunas
Stars: Andrius Bialobzeskis, Jurga Jutaite, Mykolas Vildziunas
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Based on a true story, the love affair between a Lithuanian genius Mikalojus Konstantinas Ciurlionis and Sofija, the woman he adored.

Director: Robert Mullan
Stars: Marija Korenkaite, Rokas Zubovas, Arturas Aleksejevas
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Juliane's happiness seems perfect. She is head over heals in love and has just begun a new life with August. One morning, however, she wakes up to find that she has been unexplainable ... See full summary »

Director: Henk Handloegten
Stars: Nina Hoss, Mark Waschke, Fritzi Haberlandt
Adventure | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A romance blooms between a noblewoman and a common man amid a peasant revolt against the brutal Russian army

Director: Donatas Ulvydas
Stars: Mantas Jankavicius, Agniya Ditkovskite, Tatyana Lyutaeva
The Grey Zone (2001)
Drama | History | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A Nazi doctor, along with the Sonderkommando, Jews who are forced to work in the crematoria of Auschwitz against their fellow Jews, find themselves in a moral grey zone.

Director: Tim Blake Nelson
Stars: David Arquette, Velizar Binev, David Chandler
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Director: Saulius Baradinskas
Stars: Ramunas Cicenas, Algirdas Dainavicius, Martynas Nedzinskas
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Gens
... Kittel
... Haya
Andrius Zebrauskas ... Srulik
Vytautas Sapranauskas ... Weiskopf
Margarita Ziemelyte ... Lina
Alvydas Slepikas ... Kruk
Jörg Lamprecht ... Dessler (as Jörk Lamprecht)
Adrija Cepaite-Palsauskiene ... Uma (as Adrija Cepaite)
Darius Meskauskas ... Arntgen
Jurgis Domasevicius ... Timan (as Jurgis Damasevicius)
Eimutis Kvosciauskas ... Tana
Kristina Mauruseviciute ... Judith
Sigitas Rackys ... Kalman
Vilma Raubaite ... Liuba (as Vilma Raubaité)
Edit

Storyline

In 1942, in Vilnius, the Nazi annihilate 55,000 Jews and squeeze the 15,000 survivors in a seven blocks ghetto. The twenty-two year old sadistic commander Kittel is assigned to administrate the ghetto in the capital of Lithuania, becoming the master of life or death. When he finds the gorgeous Hayyah sneaking with one kilo of beans stolen from the German army, he sentences her to death; but when he is informed that she was a former successful singer, he decides to activate the old theater and promote shows in the ghetto. The Jewish Chief of Police, Gens, uses the theater and a sewing factory to save as much lives as he can; in his ambiguous position, he kills Jews to save lives of others. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

History | War

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

|

Release Date:

8 June 2006 (Germany)  »

Also Known As:

Ghetto  »

Company Credits

Show more on  »

Technical Specs

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The New York production of "Ghetto" by Joshua Sobol opened at the Circle in the Square Theater in New York on April 30, 1989 and ran for 33 performances. See more »

Goofs

In the scene of execution of Jews in the forest Lithuanian militiamen hold American M14 rifles (without magazines) - this rifle was designed only in 1954, and US military took it to the service in 1957. See more »

Soundtracks

Dance
Performed by Ingrida Armonaite (violin) and Sergejus Okrusko (piano)
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Loved It
5 February 2008 | by See all my reviews

I stumbled across this film by accident. And boy am I glad I did. I was hooked from the very start. A superbly made film. A great script, story and camera work. And the lighting is very good.The story is about a lot of Jewish people living in a ghetto during the 2nd word war in Lithuania. The main plot confuses you with the story of a German officer,who you can't tell or not is trying to save the Jews in the Ghetto. He was/is an artist and so he is drawn to the Jewish artists within the ghetto. They form a theatre while the Russians get ever closer to liberating them. And well I won't say any more and won't spoil it for anyone. Just watch it. It is an awesome film.


15 of 19 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 14 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Trending TV Series With Prime Video

Explore popular and recently added TV series available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial