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Based on the tragic 1939 voyage of the SS St. Louis. 937 Jewish Germans are offered safe haven in Havana, Cuba, before the start of WWII. They depart Hamburg in high spirits, looking forward to their new life. The trip is thwarted when passengers are not allowed ashore once they reach their destination.
A dated film, but true to the reality. It develops slowly but pays off.Published 5 months ago by Peter Bergmann
The 182 min. VHS version can be purchased on this web site. I'd rather watch non-blu ray quality in favor of many more additional minutes to the film. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Avid sci fi bookreader
The film is a bit melodramatic at points, I find it difficult to believe that a Nazi ship's Captain had any sympathies for the Jewish people on his ship. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Calvin