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Successful doctor Artur Planck, his wife Clara and their two daughters are seeking shelter from Germans storming Poland. They find a safe house in the farm of Emilia, their local grocer who... See full summary »

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Uri Barbash

Writer:

Motti Lerner (screenplay)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Katarzyna Al Abbas Katarzyna Al Abbas ... Lisa Planck
Miroslaw Baka ... Woytek
Stanislaw Brejdygant
Adrianna Dzikowska Adrianna Dzikowska ... Zydówka
Joseph Fiennes ... Artur Planck
Kelly Harrison Kelly Harrison ... Young Emilia
Clare Higgins ... Clara Planck
Ewa Kurylo Ewa Kurylo ... Agata
Marysia Lewandowska Marysia Lewandowska ... Ewa Planck
Neve McIntosh ... Young Clara Planck
Maria Pakulnis ... Emilia
Lukasz Simlat ... Vladek
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Successful doctor Artur Planck, his wife Clara and their two daughters are seeking shelter from Germans storming Poland. They find a safe house in the farm of Emilia, their local grocer who is all alone after her husband fought for his country and never returned. Amidst the horrors of the war that surround them, an impossible love triangle erupts as Emelia uncontrollably falls in love with Artur. Such a fragile arrangement is sustained by love - or is it just the will to survive? The answer to that question may not even be made known to those who make it out alive. Written by Shoreline Entertainment

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Is it love... or the will to survive?

Genres:

Drama | War

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some disturbing violent content and brief sexuality | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

Poland | Israel

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 September 2007 (Israel) See more »

Also Known As:

1941 See more »

Filming Locations:

Sanok, Podkarpackie, Poland See more »

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Budget:

$2,500,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Praxis Films,Opus Film See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(Camerimage Film Fest)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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It's all fine, although it's partly like a filmed stageplay
19 October 2013 | by NozzSee all my reviews

The filmmakers went to the trouble of shooting much of this movie in Poland, and maybe they benefited from something invisible in the atmosphere but there is rather little happening outdoors in the movie and I couldn't have told whether it was shot in Poland or in Poughkeepsie. Because so much of the film occurs in the small space of a peasant's hut, you could mistake it for a stage play with a few cinematic scenes tacked on. And the screenwriter, Motti Lerner, does in fact write mostly for the stage. It could be that audiences were surprised by the relative weight of the indoor part of the story, where everything depends on the interaction of the actors and their movement in a space no bigger than a stage; and by the relative weight of the interplay between the characters living in fear of the Nazis, as opposed to actual encounters with the Nazis themselves. But if you accept that the emphasis lies where it does, then you'll certainly be glad that for once Uri Barbash directed a script by an independently successful playwright rather than by his brother Benny (no offense intended). The actors do a great job of selling the story, and the script does a great job of showing a human dilemma of conflicting priorities with life and death at stake.


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