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During WWII, a member of the Jewish Council of Amsterdam finds a way to spare children from deportation to the death camps.

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Chris W. Mitchell (scenario), Rudolf van den Berg (scenario)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jeroen Spitzenberger ... Walter Süskind
Karl Markovics ... Ferdinand Aus der Fünten
Nyncke Beekhuyzen ... Hanna Süskind
Katja Herbers ... Fanny Philips
Golda de Leon Golda de Leon ... Yvonne Suskind
Nasrdin Dchar ... Felix Halverstadt
Tygo Gernandt ... Piet Meerburg
Krijn ter Braak Krijn ter Braak ... Dr. Edwin Schützer
Olga Zuiderhoek Olga Zuiderhoek ... Henriette Pimentel
Chava Voor in 't Holt Chava Voor in 't Holt ... Sylvie
Ramsey Nasr Ramsey Nasr ... Mendel Blumgarten
Theo Pont Theo Pont ... Officer Van Zeijtveld
Erich Krieg Erich Krieg ... Willy Lages
Peter Post ... Albert Gemmeker
George Remes ... Adjutant Bauer (as George Remmes)
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During WWII, a member of the Jewish Council of Amsterdam finds a way to spare children from deportation to the death camps.

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Country:

Netherlands

Language:

Dutch | German

Release Date:

19 January 2012 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

Зюскинд See more »

Filming Locations:

Belgium See more »

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$829,159
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The film is based on the true story of Walter Süskind (1906 -1945), a German Jew who helped about 600 Jewish children escape the Holocaust. He worked with Henriette Henriques Pimentel, Felix Halverstad and Johan van Huls, to gather children who were not registered and smuggle them out of Amsterdam. Around 600 children were saved. In 1944, Süskind, his wife and his daughter were sent to the Westerbork transit camp. All three perished, the wife and daughter in a concentration camp, Suskind himself on a death march. See more »

Goofs

When Süskind looks up his family in the register, his own birth date is correct but his wife Johanna's is listed as 11-1-1906 (January 11). Her actual birth date was 1-11-1906 (November 1). See more »

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17 September 2013 | by VincentiuSee all my reviews

a wise manner to present a touching sensitive fragment of Shoah . a delicate, precise science to use pieces of an well-known episode, at first sigh. Süskind has the essential virtue to not be another Schindler list. and, more important, it represents a little more than a Jewish page of recent history but a testimony about hope, fight for the other case self - sacrifice and solitude in middle of war. the cast is great and the art of director to recreate a drawing of a tragedy with noble roots is admirable at whole. the movie has its specific identity and escapes from the large-gray definition - another film about Holocaust. a special note for the work of Karl Markovics.


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