Holocaust History

  • Stuart Rosenberg – Voyage of the Damned (1976)

    Stuart Rosenberg1971-1980DramaHolocaust HistoryUSAWar
    Voyage of the Damned (1976)
    Voyage of the Damned (1976)

    Voyage of the Damned is a 1976 war drama film directed by Stuart Rosenberg, with an all-star cast featuring Faye Dunaway, Oskar Werner, Lee Grant, Max von Sydow, James Mason, and Malcolm McDowell.

    The story was inspired by actual events concerning the fate of the ocean liner St. Louis carrying Jewish refugees from Germany to Cuba in 1939. It was based on a 1974 nonfiction book of the same title written by Gordon Thomas and Max Morgan-Witts. The screenplay was written by Steve Shagan and David Butler. The film was produced by ITC Entertainment and released by Rank Film Distributors in the UK and Avco Embassy Pictures in the US.Read More »

  • Roberto Benigni – La vita è bella AKA Life is Beautiful (1997)

    1991-2000ComedyHolocaust HistoryItalyRoberto BenigniWar

    An inspired, award-winning story about the power of love and the human spirit, Life Is Beautiful has been called a modern masterpiece! Guido – a charming but bumbling waiter who’s gifted with a colourful imagination and an irresistible sense of humour – has won the heart of the woman he loves and created a beautiful life for his young family. But then, that life is threatened by World War II…and Guido must rely on those very same strengths to save his beloved wife and son from an unthinkable fate. Honoured with an overwhelming level of critical acclaim, this truly exceptional, utterly unique motion picture will lift your spirits and capture your heart.Read More »

  • Raúl de la Torre – Pobre mariposa (1986)

    Raúl de la Torre1981-1990ArgentinaDramaHolocaust History

    In May of 1945, the news of the fall of Berlin spread to Buenos Aires. Clara is the daughter of a socialist leader named Boris who has died unexpectedly. As Clara learns more about a father she hardly knew, she finds out slowly about his political involvement during the war. There is some unrest in Argentina, and soon, not even Clara’s life is free from danger.Read More »

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