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Schindler's List

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Original title
Schindler's List
Year
Running time
195 min.
Country
United States United States
Director
Screenwriter
Steven Zaillian (Novel: Thomas Keneally)
Music
John Williams
Cinematography
Janusz Kaminski (B&W)
Cast
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Producer
Universal Pictures / Amblin Entertainment
Genre
Drama | Nazism. Holocaust. Based On A True Story. II World War
Synopsis / Plot
Oskar Schindler is a German businessman in Poland who sees an opportunity to make money from the Nazis' rise to power. He starts a company to make cookware and utensils, using flattery and bribes to win military contracts, and brings in accountant and financier Itzhak Stern (Ben Kingsley) to help run the factory. By staffing his plant with Jews who've been herded into Krakow's ghetto by Nazi troops, Schindler has a dependable unpaid labor force. For Stern, a job in a war-related plant could mean survival for himself and the other Jews working for Schindler. However, in 1942, all of Krakow's Jews are assigned to the Plaszow Forced Labor Camp, overseen by Commandant Amon Goeth (Ralph Fiennes), an embittered alcoholic who occasionally shoots prisoners from his balcony. Schindler arranges to continue using Polish Jews in his plant, but, as he sees what is happening to his employees, he begins to develop a conscience. He realizes that his factory (now refitted to manufacture ammunition) is the only thing preventing his staff from being shipped to the death camps. Soon Schindler demands more workers and starts bribing Nazi leaders to keep Jews on his employee lists and out of the camps. By the time Germany falls to the allies, Schindler has lost his entire fortune — and saved 1,100 people from likely death.
Awards
1993: 7 Academy Awards: Best Movie, Director, Screenplay, Editing, Music, Art Direction, Cinematography
1993: 3 Golden Globes: Movie: Drama, Screenplay, Director. 6 Nominations
1993: 7 BAFTA Awards, including Best Director, Film and OST. 13 Nominations
1994: Cesar Awards: Nominated for Best Foreign Language Picture
1993: National Board of Review: Best Movie
1993: 3 Awards Film Critics Circle of New York, inc. Supporting Actor (Fiennes)
1993: 6 Chicago Film Critics Association Awards, including best Picture
1993: Producers Guild Awards (PGA): Best Film
1993: Directors Guild of America (DGA): Best Director
1993: Writers Guild of America (WGA): Best Adapted Screenplay
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