Review: The film is set in 1942 during Poland’s World War II. It is about one man named Oskar Schindler. He starts to get more and more worried about his Jewish workforce.
Director: Steven Spielberg
Actors: Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes and Ben Kingsley
Genre: Drama, Biography and History
This film tells the tragic story of a Nazi death camp, and the heroic efforts of one man who tried to rescue the victims. Obviously this is not a film you can relax to because the subject matter is very heavy. It is the best performance by Liam Neeson. Thought he was very good. You have to give yourself well over 3 hours to watch it. Steven Speilberg could easily have taken a good half an hour out. In 1994 at the Academy Awards it won 7 Oscars. They were for Best Art Direction-Set Decoration, Best Cinematography, Best Director, Best Film Editing, Best Music, Original Score, Best Picture and Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published. The same year it also won 7 Bafta Awards. They were Best Actor in a Supporting Role, Best Cinematography, Best Editing, Best Film, Best Score, Best Screenplay-Adapted and Steven Spielberg won the David Lean Award for Direction. Also that same year in won 3 Golden Globe Awards and they were Best Direction-Motion Picture, Best Motion Picture-Drama and Best Screenplay-Motion Picture. This film is one of the few films ever made to try to tell the story of the Holocaust. Steven Spielberg wouldn’t accept any money for directing this film. Harrison Ford was offered the staring role but declined. Steven Spielberg got permission to film inside Auschwitz but chose not to out of respect for all the victims. This is on Barry Norman’s list of 100 Greatest Films of all time that he produced at the start of 2012 in the Radio Times. A film magazine summed up this film very well with the following quotation “Profoundly moving, profoundly shocking, profoundly important”.