Social Issues / Schindlers List
Autor: jacobalkafif 01 May 2012
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Schindlers list directed and produced by Steven Spielberg in 1993, winner of seven academy awards, for best picture , best director. The film is about a germen businessman Oskar Schinlder, who saved more than a thousand Jewish refugees during the holocaust in World War II by hiring them onto his factory. 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.
The film ends by showing the Jewish workers being liberated by a soviet after Oskar had left the night before. From there the audience then learns that at the time there only 4000 Jews left in Poland but more than 6000 descendants worldwide.
The movie was shot in only 71 days , and for it's size and production that's quite a fast shoot if you ask me. They shot it in Krakow, Poland and they used the real life locations of where the events happened. Spielberg wanted the film to be in black and white , to signify the timeless sense of the film and make it seem almost like a documentary from that era.
At the start of the movie , it's quite unclear if it was Oskar plan to save the Jews from the Nazis , or just to make a profit. But somewhere along the movie he changed and became a humanitarian, he is a genius of his own, bribing , scheming and conning the Nazis into letting him keep his workers and having a jewish assistant to run the factory even though they were never paid and SS take their salaries . I like this character and thought that Liam Neeson played a great job doing so. The films message is that one man did something and in doing so, not only saving the Jewish workers at the time but all their descendants as well....