Schindler's List Movie Review Summary

Actors: Liam Neeson, Ben Kingsley, Ralph Fiennes

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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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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1930's-1950's War impact on civilians/veterans    -   Yes Kind of conflict:    -   holocaust

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   business executive Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   German


Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   Germany    -   Eastern Europe City?    -   Yes City:    -   dirty, grimy (like New York)    -   dangerous    -   rude people Misc setting    -   prison    -   moving train

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   very explicit references to deaths and torture Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   seeing breasts    -   seeing nude female butt    -   seeing nude male butt    -   seeing full frontal--women    -   seeing full frontal--men Any profanity?    -   Occasional swearing Is this movie based on a    -   book

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