Saviors in the Night (2012)

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Saviors in the Night (Unter Bauern) is based on the memories of Marga Spiegel. In her narrative, published in 1965, she describes how courageous farmers in southern Münsterland hid her, her husband Siegfried {named Menne} and their little daughter Karin from 1943 until 1945, thus saving them from deportation to the extermination camps in the East. The film tells this story of survival with a sense for the absurd in daily life and not without the typical Westphalian humor. -- (C) Official Site

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Art House & International, Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Heidrun Schleef, Otto Jägersberg, Imo Moszkowicz
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Menemsha Films - Official Site

Cast


as Marga Spiegel

as Menne Spiegel

as Frau Aschoff

as Herr Schoff

as Anni Aschoff

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All Critics (4) | Top Critics (2)

This third feature by Dutch helmer-producer Ludi Boeken benefits from his docu background in its realistic, no-frills style and refreshingly unsentimental treatment of the subject.

Full Review… | February 23, 2012
Variety
Top Critic

"Saviors'' is lifted up and made special by the complexities and social crosscurrents of the people it depicts.

Full Review… | May 12, 2011
Boston Globe
Top Critic

It's all fairly by the numbers, but in Boeken's presentation, the film isn't without its moments of narrative power.

Full Review… | March 12, 2012
Slant Magazine

Suspenseful, heartbreaking, and uplifting, Saviors is a worthy entry in the Holocaust genre.

Full Review… | May 12, 2011
Boston Phoenix

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