Winner of five awards at the 2003 Polish Film Festival (and five others at the 2004 Polish Film Awards).
Unlike so much from Shoah collection, this movie reaches way below the surface and shows us a variety of experiences from all classes of people. fascinating in every detail. Far from being a history lesson, it is more masterful, much like Macbeth isn't about a murder, but rather about the intense emotional struggles that hunger for power brings. This film shows the various ways people cope with a rapidly changing world. I really can't praise it too generously--it is a beautiful picture of a terrifying time. For those of you who read my reviews, you will note that the holocaust is the question that absolutely defines my struggle as a human being. I don't feel I can be at rest until I have some understanding of how the Germans, of all societies are capable of this totally unimaginable atrocity. You MUST witness HUMAN REMAINS, reviewed above. guten nacht
leaves too much to the imagination
did not the characters and the theme and the under siege of war issue, sad story.