Schindler's List (1993)
IMDB Rating 8.9/10 195 min - Rated 15 War | Drama
Stars: Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes, Ben Kingsley Director: Steven Spielberg
At the start of World War II, Oskar Schindler (Neeson), a wealthy businessman who owns a munitions factory, while a member of the Nazi Party, quickly learns to manipulate the corrupt and cruel system to his own purposes. The drinker, gambler and womanizing Schindler becomes moved by the plight of the Jews, and he risks his own life and fortune by rescuing more than one thousand of them from the gas chambers by employing them in his factory. This long (185 minutes) and ambitious movie finally brought Steven Spielberg one of the top Academy Awards after trying for nearly twenty years. With an intelligent script, a superb cast, and by shooting in Poland in many of the authentic backgrounds, in a restrained manner and in powerful black-and-white images —hand-held camera footage gives it a documentary style resonance — Spielberg came closer than most directors to filming the impossible — the Holocaust. Possibly the most moving moment in the film is the epilogue (in colour) of the actual survivors and their families, including his widow, filing past Oskar Schindler's grave in Israel.