The story of Irena Sendler, a social worker who was part of the Polish underground during World War II and was arrested by the Nazis for saving the lives of nearly 2,500 Jewish children by smuggling them out of the Warsaw ghetto.

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John Kent Harrison

Writers:

John Kent Harrison, Larry Spagnola (as Lawrence John Spagnola) | 1 more credit »
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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 12 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Anna Paquin ... Irena Sendler[owa]
Marcia Gay Harden ... Janina Krzyzanowska
Goran Visnjic ... Stefan Zgrzembski
Nathaniel Parker ... Dr. Majkowski
Steve Speirs ... Piotr
Paul Freeman ... Monsignor Godlewski
Michelle Dockery ... Ewa Rozenfeld
Danuta Stenka ... Hanna Rozenfeld
Iddo Goldberg ... Jakub Rozenfeld
Maja Ostaszewska ... Jadwiga
Krzysztof Pieczynski ... Dr. Janusz Korczak
Rebecca Windheim Rebecca Windheim ... Karolina Rozenfeld
Olga Boladz ... Zofia
Leigh Lawson ... Rabbi Rozenfeld
Scott Handy ... Michal Laski
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The story of Irena Sendler, a social worker who was part of the Polish underground during World War II and was arrested by the Nazis for saving the lives of nearly 2,500 Jewish children by smuggling them out of the Warsaw ghetto.

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Genres:

Biography | Drama | War

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TV-PG | See all certifications »

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This film's opening prologue states: "World War II rages through Europe. In occupied Poland, the Germans have established the Warsaw Ghetto for all the Jewish residents of the city. Over 440,000 Jews are forced inside its walls . . . There are some Poles who want to help . . . " See more »

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Title Card: World War II rages through Europe. In occupied Poland, the Germans have established the Warsaw Ghetto for all the Jewish residents of the city. Over 440,000 Jews are forced inside its walls.
Title Card: There are some Poles who want to help...
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Solid Movie
14 February 2021 | by moviebuff316-1See all my reviews

Was able to watch this movie and I can say this movie is solid. It is reserved on what they show because of being A hallmark movie. The movie shares the story of Irena Sendler and how she was able to save 2500 hundred children during the Holocaust.

Pros- Movie Flow, Anna Paquin, Story Cons- Supporting Actor Development


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Official Sites:

CBS

Country:

USA

Language:

Polish | English | Russian | German | Latvian | Hebrew

Release Date:

19 April 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Untitled Irena Sendler Project See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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