In Warsaw, Doctor Henryk Goldszmit a.k.a. Janusz Korczak runs an orphanage with a great dedication and love for the orphans. After the invasion of Poland by the German army, his orphanage moves to the Warsaw ghetto with two hundred children. Dr. Korczak asks for food and money from the wealthy Jews. When the ghetto is displaced to Treblinka by train, Dr. Korczak refuses a Swiss passport and embarks in the train with his beloved children.
Moving, exciting, amazing. Perfect script, wonderful direction. Simply perfect. I have no idea why it’s not much seen (maybe because it’s in Polish).
An amazing story about an amazing person, which makes you want to read more about him. I haven’t read any of his books yet, but I sensed references to them in the movie.
Both in black-and-white and take place during the holocaust, I don’t like the comparison but Korczak is so much better than Schindler’s List in so many ways. First- the story. This one is interesting. It’s touching, it doesn’t soften anything. I mention this because Schindler (the movie) was hugely successful and highly appreciated. This is a real must see.
Director: Andrzej Wajda
Writer: Agnieszka Holland
Stars: Wojciech Pszoniak, Ewa Dalkowska, Teresa Budzisz-Krzyzanowska
Country: Poland | Germany | UK
Language: Polish | German
Release Date: 6 May 1990 (Poland)
Also Known As: Korczak
Filming Locations: Poland
Format : Matroska
Format version : Version 4
File size : 3.02 GiB
Duration : 1 h 57 min
Overall bit rate : 3 672 kb/s