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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 15
Cast
Liam Neeson
Ben Kingsley
Ralph Fiennes
Directors
Steven Spielberg
Screenwriters
Steven Zaillian
Running Time
195 minutes

Schindler's List
Spielberg's masterpiece of the Holocaust succeeds because of its' emotional core, not despite it.


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Plot
Czech born, Schindler (Neeson) owns a factory in Poland where he exploits the cheap jewish labour found there. When he witnesses the atrocities of Aushwitz he creates a list - turning his factory into a safe haven and rescuing over 1,100 Jews.


Verdict
Necessary holocaust movie made for a Western audience. At times over sentimental when the subject matter hardly needs any dressing up, this is a beautifully crafted, hopeful movie.


Reviewed by Colin Kennedy

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