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God on Trial (2008)

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.

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Andy De Emmony (as Andy de Emmony)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Joseph Muir Joseph Muir ... Kapo (as Joseph Alessi)
Josef Altin ... Isaac
Ashley Artus ... Ricard
Alexi Kaye Campbell Alexi Kaye Campbell ... Doctor
Dominic Cooper ... Moche
Lorcan Cranitch ... Blockaltester
Stephen Dillane ... Schmidt
Rupert Graves ... Mordechai
François Guétary François Guétary ... Jacques (as Francois Guetary)
David de Keyser David de Keyser ... Hugo
Agnieszka Liggett Agnieszka Liggett ... Tour Guide
Louise Mardenborough Louise Mardenborough ... Emily
Eddie Marsan ... Lieble
André Oumansky André Oumansky ... Jacob (as Andre Oumansky)
Blake Ritson ... Idek
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Storyline

Wondering about the meaning and modalities of their triage, presumably to live or burn, Jewish Auschwitz barrack mates start to debate on how or why God can allow (his) people to suffer such fatal misery, which even further divides a devout father and his liberal son. They eventually form a Thora court, which hears theological argumentation as well as practical considerations. Written by KGF Vissers

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Drama | War

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Country:

UK

Language:

English | French | Polish | Hebrew

Release Date:

9 November 2008 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

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1.78 : 1
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Hat Trick has employed a rabbi to consult on the script. See more »

Quotes

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Tour Guide: Unfortunately our admission is not inclusive in your tour price, so sorry you must pay. But, um, the good news it's only 10 zlotas, so not so very bad.
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Artus shone!
6 September 2008 | by southern-star-1See all my reviews

A very engaging piece of work, I was particularly impressed by the outstanding performance by Ashley Artus playing Ricard. Artus performance shone above the rest, who although good actors seemed less committed to their characterization, some of them a little too healthy and composed looking to be in a concentration camp in Auschvitz. Ashley Artus in particular displayed both immense talent and dedication to his craft, with clear signs that he was fully immersed in the character of Ricard from the edgily moving displays of varying levels of emotion right down to the weight loss undergone. Somebody ought to give this man the recognition he deserves!


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