No Place On Earth (2013)



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In October 1942, Esther Stermer, the matriarch of a Jewish family in the Ukraine, leads her family underground to hide from the pursuing Nazis - and stays nearly a year and a half. Their harrowing story of survival living in near total darkness in two cold, damp caves is one like no other ever told. It was NO PLACE ON EARTH. (c) Magnolia

Rating: PG-13 (for thematic elements including brief violent images)
Genre: Documentary, Special Interest
Directed By:
Written By: Janet Tobias, Paul Laikin
In Theaters:
On DVD: Aug 20, 2013
Box Office: $0.2M
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as Esther Stermer

as Saul Stermer

as Sol Wexler

as Nissel Stermer

as Sonia Dodyk

as Sam Stermer

as Sima Dodyk

as Yetta Stermer

as Zaide Stermer

as Louie Wexler

as Leiche Wexler

as Fischel Dodyk

as Henia Dodyk

as Usher Metzger

as Voice of Esther Ster...

as Voice of Sol Wexler
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All Critics (39) | Top Critics (15)

"No Place on Earth" is at its most moving when showing us, in close-up, the still-haunted faces of the cave dwellers, many of whom tell their stories to director Janet Tobias' camera.

Full Review… | May 2, 2013
Seattle Times
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[A] fascinating but frustrating documentary ...

Full Review… | May 2, 2013
Boston Globe
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The film is not without its flaws, but the story it tells is both terrifying and inspiring.

Full Review… | May 2, 2013
Arizona Republic
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After nine years of research, Nicola unearthed an amazing chapter in WWII history.

Full Review… | May 2, 2013
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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The producer's hand is heavy in No Place on Earth, but it ultimately can't sink the inspiring tale of endurance.

Full Review… | April 26, 2013
Philadelphia Inquirer
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The movie is engaging but appallingly superficial when it considers the larger history of the Holocaust.

Full Review… | April 18, 2013
Chicago Reader
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