Schindler’s List (1993). Movie Reviews, Cast, Director

Schindler’s List (1993). Movie Reviews, Cast, Director

Schindler’s List is a 1993 drama movie directed by Steven Spielberg. Starring Liam Neeson. With Ben Kingsley and Ralph Fiennes.

Plot

Oskar Schindler is a German businessman in Poland who sees an opportunity to make money from the Nazis’ rise to power. He starts a company to make cookware and utensils, using flattery and bribes to win military contracts, and brings in accountant and financier Itzhak Stern (Ben Kingsley) to help run the factory. By staffing his plant with Jews who’ve been herded into Krakow’s ghetto by Nazi troops, Schindler has a dependable unpaid labor force. For Stern, a job in a war-related plant could mean survival for himself and the other Jews working for Schindler. However, in 1942, all of Krakow’s Jews are assigned to the Plaszow Forced Labor Camp, overseen by Commandant Amon Goeth (Ralph Fiennes), an embittered alcoholic who occasionally shoots prisoners from his balcony. Schindler arranges to continue using Polish Jews in his plant, but, as he sees what is happening to his employees, he begins to develop a conscience. He realizes that his factory (now refitted to manufacture ammunition) is the only thing preventing his staff from being shipped to the death camps. Soon Schindler demands more workers and starts bribing Nazi leaders to keep Jews on his employee lists and out of the camps. By the time Germany falls to the allies, Schindler has lost his entire fortune — and saved 1,100 people from likely death. (Filmaffinity)

The Director

Steven Spielberg

Steven Spielberg
Steven Spielberg attends the Los Angeles Premiere of “Memoirs of a Geisha” held at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, California, United States on December 4, 2005. Copyright 2007 by Popular Images. Depostiphotos

Steven Spielberg is an American filmmaker known for the movies Schindler’s List (1993), ET and Indiana Jones.

Steven Allan Spielberg (/?spi?lb??r?/; born December 18, 1946) is an American film director, producer, and screenwriter.[1] He began his career in the New Hollywood era and is currently the most commercially successful director of all time. Spielberg is the recipient of various accolades, including three Academy Awards (with two for Best Director), a Kennedy Center honor, a Cecil B. DeMille Award, and an AFI Life Achievement Award. (From Wikipedia)

The Cast

Liam Neeson

Liam Neeson is an actor known for the movies Schindler’s List (1993), Rob Roy and Star Wars: Episode I and The Dark Night Rises.

William John Neeson was born on June 7, 1952 in Ballymena, Antrim, Ireland, United Kingdom.

Nowadays, we have watched him in the thriller movie Memory (2022), alongside Guy Pearce.

Movie Reviews

Rising brilliantly to the challenge of this material and displaying an electrifying creative intelligence, Mr. Spielberg has made sure that neither he nor the Holocaust will ever be thought of in the same way again.

Janet Maslin: The New York Times
La Lista de Schindler (1993)
Schindler’s List (1993)

A remarkable work by any standard (…) evinces an artistic rigor and unsentimental intelligence unlike anything the world’s most successful filmmaker has demonstrated before.

Todd McCarthy: Variety
Schindler's List
Schindler’s List (1993)

The film’s long middle section, which describes the working of the death camps, is concrete and utterly terrifying, certainly the most intense and uncompromising depiction of the Nazi horror ever to appear in a fiction film.

Dave Kehr: New York Daily News

Awards

7 Academy Awards including Best Movie & Director. 12 Nom.
3 Golden Globes: Movie: Drama, Screenplay, Director. 6 Nom.

Schindler’s List Official Movie Trailer

Cast & Crew

Schindler's List (1993)
Schindler's List (1993)

Movie title: Schindler's List

Movie description: Oskar Schindler is a German businessman in Poland who sees an opportunity to make money from the Nazis' rise to power. He starts a company to make cookware and utensils, using flattery and bribes to win military contracts, and brings in accountant and financier Itzhak Stern (Ben Kingsley) to help run the factory. By staffing his plant with Jews who've been herded into Krakow's ghetto by Nazi troops, Schindler has a dependable unpaid labor force. For Stern, a job in a war-related plant could mean survival for himself and the other Jews working for Schindler. However, in 1942, all of Krakow's Jews are assigned to the Plaszow Forced Labor Camp, overseen by Commandant Amon Goeth (Ralph Fiennes), an embittered alcoholic who occasionally shoots prisoners from his balcony. Schindler arranges to continue using Polish Jews in his plant, but, as he sees what is happening to his employees, he begins to develop a conscience. He realizes that his factory (now refitted to manufacture ammunition) is the only thing preventing his staff from being shipped to the death camps. Soon Schindler demands more workers and starts bribing Nazi leaders to keep Jews on his employee lists and out of the camps. By the time Germany falls to the allies, Schindler has lost his entire fortune — and saved 1,100 people from likely death. (Filmaffinity)

Date published: May 25, 2022

Country: United States

Duration: 195 mins

Author: Martin Cid

Director(s): Steven Spielberg

Actor(s): Liam Neeson, Ben Kingsley, Ralph Fiennes, Caroline Goodall, Jonathan Sagall, Embeth Davidtz, Norbert Weisser, Martin S. Bergmann

Genre: Drama, History

Overall
9/10
9/10

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