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Wojtech Pszoniak stars in Andrzej Wajda's biographical paean to renowned humanitarian Henryk Goldzmit, who wrote under the name Janusz Korczak. The film opens in the late 1930s with pediatrician, writer, teacher, and radio personality Korczak working as the administrator of an orphanage in the slums of Warsaw. When the Nazis invade Poland, move Korczak and his Jewish charges into the ghetto, and begin shipping cattle cars full of adult Jews to Treblinka, the doctor does everything in his power to try to protect the children from the uglier aspects of the ominous quarantine. Friends and well-wishers urge Korczak to leave the children to their fate and save himself, but the dedicated doctor adamantly refuses, demonstrating a dedication to the children that knows no bounds. Pszoniak is superb in this affecting portrait, which is austerely photographed in black and white by the gifted German cinematographer Robby Müller. Remastered in HD for Blu-ray and DVD. Polish with English Subtitles.
This is about an all around amazing man who lived in Poland during the Holocaust. I do recommend that viewers read a bit about him in advance of viewing the film, otherwise some... Read morePublished 11 days ago by The Studious One
A man chosen for such a time as this. Greater love has no man then to lay his life down for his friends." The acting was sporadically well done and amaturistic. Read morePublished 17 days ago by candlewitness
It's extremely difficult to understand why this film raised a specter of anti-Semitism on its release. Read morePublished 21 days ago by R. L. Huff
Korczak had such a wonderful love for children!!! Worth watching ......
We all need lessons on what real love is!!
What a beautiful film. Guaranteed to touch your heart and show you what love is all about. If all parents cared for their children like Korczak, the world would be a far happier... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Rick
Fantastic film. Very surprising to me now but I had never heard of Korczak or Wajda before. I will be on the lookout for other films by him.Published 8 months ago by Rousee