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Uprising (2001)  link to Uprising on IMDb  

Number: Red 175

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IMDb Rating:
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7.3/10 (3937 votes)

Country: English, 177 minutes

Spoken Languages: English

Genre(s): Drama, War

Director(s): Jon Avnet

Cast: Leelee Sobieski (as Tosia Altman), Hank Azaria (as Mordechai Anielewicz), David Schwimmer (as Yitzhak Zuckerman), Jon Voight (as Major-General Jurgen Stroop), Donald Sutherland (as Adam Czerniakow)

Medium: VHS tape,

Plot Outline: Using radically refashioned archival footage of the Warsaw ghetto, this interview with Jon Avnet the director of Uprising talks about Marek Edelman who is an evocative memoir of his role in the rebellion that held back the Nazis for almost a month in 1943. The film begins with the growing list of prohibitions and regulations leading to the virtual imprisonment of about half-a-million Polish Jews in an old slum district of Warsaw with inadequate space and plumbing. An overhead tracking shot shows the number of people assembled in the first months of the relocation. The daily struggle against hunger and disease, especially among the dispossessed arrivals seen in their pitful rags, is aggravated by the German demands for "deportations to the east" that many begin to suspect are camouflaged mass murders. By the close of 1942, people living in the ghetto realize they are doomed, and the rudiments of resistance are planned by a handful of the young, including Edelman. Following some ...

Loaned: No

Aspect ratio: 1.85:1

Apr 26, 2017