Sobibor, Oct. 14, 1943, 4 P. M. (2001)

Sobibor, Oct. 14, 1943, 4 P. M.



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Sobibor, Oct. 14, 1943, 4 P.M. is an earnest journalistic endeavor, an important historical document, and a weighty account of a true story that merits public attention. It is not, however, an entertaining movie. Claude Lanzmann should be commended for recording Yehuda Lerner's description of his wartime experiences for posterity; furthermore, Lanzmann's decision to maintain a somber, almost meditative tone throughout the film is perfectly understandable given the subject matter. But the movie … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Documentary, Drama, Art House & International
Directed By:
Written By: Claude Lanzmann
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New Yorker Films

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Critic Reviews for Sobibor, Oct. 14, 1943, 4 P. M.

All Critics (24) | Top Critics (9)

A spare document featuring one talking head. But what a talking head and what a story!

March 7, 2002
Philadelphia Inquirer
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Sobibor isn't visually exciting ... In this case, the importance of the story is enough to make up for the visual stasis.

Full Review… | February 21, 2002
Dallas Morning News
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Lerner, barely revealing any emotion, is a marvelous interview subject, relating his story with a calm demeanor and an extraordinary eye for pungent detail.

November 8, 2001
Hollywood Reporter
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An important appendix to Lanzmann's work.

November 5, 2001
The New Republic
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The feelings that this simple, deeply intelligent movie produces -- of horror, admiration, hope and grief -- are as hard to name as they are to dispel.

Full Review… | October 12, 2001
New York Times
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Lerner -- a fascinating man, telling an extraordinary story.

October 12, 2001
New York Post
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