The historical recreation of the escape from the Nazi Death Camp Sobibor, where approximately one-quarter million Jews were executed. Of approximately 600 prisoners who attempted escaped in October 1943, around 300 succeeded. However, nearly all were ultimately recaptured; only about 60 people survived Sobibor.
It was interesting to read another viewer’s comments about this film. I have seen Schindler’s List and it didn’t touch me anywhere near as deeply as Escape from Sobibor. I first watched it in my teens and it was this film, more than anything I’d seen previously about the Holocaust, which had the greatest impact. The story, of course, is based on truth and is full of painful, heart-wrenching scenes. Nothing has ever presented the Holocaust to me in a more vivid, more graphic, more powerful way.
It’s amusing that some people can watch a film and it barely registers with them. Others can see the same film and have a completely different reaction to the experience. But that’s people for you, the great variety that is the spice of life. For me, Escape from Sobibor was a very emotional experience and it had a major impact on me. But don’t take anyone else’s word for it. We all see things differently – go and see it yourself.
Director: Jack Gold
Writers: Thomas ‘Toivi’ Blatt (manuscript “From the Ashes of Sobibor”) (as Thomas Blatt), Richard Rashke (book)
Stars: Alan Arkin, Joanna Pacula, Rutger Hauer
Country: UK | Yugoslavia
Release Date: 12 April 1987 (USA)
Filming Locations: Serbia
Format : Matroska
Format version : Version 2
File size : 3.46 GiB
Duration : 2 h 28 min
Overall bit rate : 3 330 kb/s