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It's a good movie but not amazing.
i did not know this was based on a true story
the movie has not aged too well but is still very good
acting was good
some scenes were surprisingly intense
some parts felt a bit slow
a must watch for those trying to learn about the holocaust
A quite amazing film and probably one of the best and most moving films set during World War II. A dazzling script from Arthur Miller and an incredible cast performance (especially from Vanessa Redgrave) puts this often overlooked film in the same standing as the likes of Schindler's List and The Pianist.
Heavy movie. The director took on difficult subject of the dark time of WWII and the holocaust. An ambitious project for sure. The story itself is quite captivating but unfortunately the movie smells of cheap production and some aspects are not historically accurate. The Auschwitz-Birkenau was liberated by Russians, so where the British Army came from in the final scene, I wonder. They never made it to this part of Europe during the war. And it was end of January, not even one snowflake on the ground in the movie.
Movie making at its worst; am-dram at its most average. A movie with such low production values that your local church hall amateurs would be appalled. Made-for-TV indeed. "Straight to video'. VHS, probably.
We follow a group of female death camp prisoners making it through in a rag tag musical band. This is not quite realistic except for some details. We see them a bit diseased but still too well off and not half as worried as should be. The film is a bit of cinema about it. Maybe a bit of moquery with a lesbian temptation. The germans do not look very dangerous but they had bit of footage of the time to help us imagine the way it was.
Very atmospheric, with Redgrave at her best!
Intense, visceral performances by all but of course the story is so awful that it is a film that can only be appreciated not enjoyed.
I saw this movie for the first time when I was 9 years old. My mother explained to me the hard truth that this wasn't a scary fiction movie but a true story. I re-watched this the other night and it still has the same emotional punch in the gut 30 years later.