In 1993 Steven Spielberg filmed Thomas Keneally's novel of the Holocaust and one man's courageous effort to save innocent lives from a brutal, needless death. Based on a true story, the movie depicts Oskar Schindler (Neeson), a vain and greedy German/Czech businessman who becomes a successful war profiteer by starting a factory in occupied Poland using cheap Jewish near-slave labor. As the full reality of the Nazis' Final Solution dawns on him, Schindler's heart changes and he plots to save the lives of his workers -- eventually helping 1100 Jews escape from certain death in the camps. Spielberg shot this 197-minute epic in black and white, to heighten the historic feel. It offers raw, vivid images of the Nazi crushing of the Krakow ghetto and the stark reality of the camps. Kingsley plays Schindler's Jewish accountant and conscience, Itzhak Stern, and, in his first U.S. feature, newcomer Ralph Fiennes plays the vicious SS commandant, Amon Goeth.
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The review of this Movie prepared by David Loftus