Uprising – Der Aufstand (TV Movie 2001)25K
Uprising – Der Aufstand: Directed by Jon Avnet. With Leelee Sobieski, Hank Azaria, David Schwimmer, Jon Voight. Jews rise up in the Warsaw Ghetto against the Nazis in 1943.
“I always have very low expectations of made for TV movies as they tend to be poor in comparison to feature films. But this one actually impressed me. The focus of the film was not the entire holocaust, but it focused on the Warsaw ghetto uprising of the Jews (the previous reviewer might have saved themselves some trouble had they simply read that beforehand) so the writing and characters were focused and good and it was all based on true people and events. The sets were well-constructed. I had forgotten I was watching a TV movie. A good cast. Good acting. Much of the cast was unknown, most of them not even Jewish. Donald Sutherland and Cary Elwes gave outstanding performances as did John Voight. Definitely worth viewing. Many good extras on the DVD as well.”