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Escape from Sobibor

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During WWII, Sobibor was a notorious Nazi death camp. This gripping, fact-based drama chronicles the courage of an inmate who managed the largest escape from such a place. Thanks to him, over 300 prisoners were freed. --Sandra Brennan, All Movie Guide

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  • Actors: Alan Arkin
  • Format: NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: All Regions
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated:
    PG
    Parental Guidance Suggested
  • Studio: A2ZCDS
  • DVD Release Date: November 27, 2015
  • Run Time: 70 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (355 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B001LV2P7I
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #67,264 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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By A Customer on March 11, 2002
Format: VHS Tape
MU UNCLE WAS ONE OF THE ESCAPEES PORTRAYED IN THIS FILM. HIS NAME APPEARS AT THE END OF THE FILM AS DO ALL THE NAMES OF THE ESCAPEES. HE IS SINCE DECEASED. BUT HIS DESCRIPTION OF HIS ESCAPE TO ME SOME 35 YEARS AGO-LONG BEFORE THIS FILM WAS MADE-IS ACCURATELY PORTRAYED IN THIS FILM.
AS MOST CONCENTRATION CAMP SURVIVORS WILL TELL YOU-THE CONDITIONS PORTRAYED IN THIS FILM-WERE , IN REALITY , A GREAT DEAL MORE HORRIFIC.
WE MUST NEVER FORGET OR FORGIVE WHAT HAPPENED IN THOSE DARK DAYS-NOR MORE IMPORTANTLY-EVER LET IT HAPPEN AGAIN!
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"Escape from Sobibor" is a 1987 made-for-television British film about the mass escape (of three-hundred prisoners) from the extermination camp at Sobibor into the forest. Despite the fact that the other three-hundred prisoners remained in the camp, and that out of the three-hundred who escaped, all but roughly 50 - 70 of them were later re-captured and killed, the escape (or uprising) was the most successful among the other German extermination camps (Auschwitz-Birkenau and Treblinka).

The film, based on Richard Rashke’s book “Escape from Sobibor”, is directed by Jack Gold and shot in Avala, Yugoslavia (now Serbia). And it is very well structured and compellingly told. The first half gives us the portrayal of life in Sobibor: the daily routines of working in the sorting sheds, working in the fields, welcoming and prepping the newcomers (even if the actual truth of what’s inevitable remains hidden, for the most part). The first half is indeed grim, but one can see the metamorphosis of the planning for the eventual, inevitable escape, even if the details remains to be ironed-out. Here, the key is in the acting, and Alan Arkin (Leon Feldhendler) is huge in playing the leadership role in not only coming up with the plan for an escape, but to do so meticulously and with care (as most inmates never used a gun, and with the situation as volatile as it is). He is also a spiritual leader, the one who keeps things among the prisoners in order and with calmness (or should I say, sanity, for the not knowing what is going to happen next must have been unnerving). But equally as compelling (and perhaps more) is Hartmut Becker as Staff Sergeant Wagner.
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I found Escape from Sobibor to be better than any other movie I've seen about the Holocaust because it represented the concentration camps victims as strong and rebellious, rather than, as others I've seen do, too passive. The first time I saw this movie I was very young and since then I've seen it over 10 times. I'm in college now and I remember bringing it to show in my history class in the eighth grade, because I liked it so much. The scenes in which several nazi officers are killed in order to make the huge escape possible was well done, and then the escape scene, partly because of the music, was very emotional and passionate and heroic. It's difficult to describe the happiness felt when watching the people escape. And the fact that there were short summaries of what happened to the people after they escaped, I thought, was a good idea, because I often walk away films based on reality wondering what happened later. I strongly recommend that everybody watch it!
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I first watched this movie almost 20 years ago when I was sixteen, and it still has the power to inspire, and thrill. The story is fact-based, and deals with prisoners in the Sobibor concentration camp, a group of whom decide to plan their escape before they are killed by the Nazis. Although the true horrors of the concentration camps are not explicitly depicted in this movie, the courage of the camp inmates, especially those planning the escape is very vividly portrayed. The cast is excellent, and if you like watching fact-based movies dealing with the Holocaust, then this should be on your list.
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I'm very glad this amazing piece of work is finally on dvd. Scape of subibor focus in the only successful concentartion camp uprising of WWII and the holocaust. Functioning as one of the three (sobibor, belzec and treblinka) Operation Rainhard extermination camps during the first half of the war, the camp's main responsability was to eliminate as many "non-desireble" people as possible and was one of the first camps that incorporated the infamous gas chambers as a method of systematic dispousal.I won't review the movie because it's a must see for anyone interested in the horrifying event that ended the life of more that eleven million individuals (more than 6 1/2 million jews, 50,000 Romas (gypsies), 1 million mentally ill and over 3 million other non desireble persons and POWs) sadly about this film, is that for someone that's not familiar with the brutal events of the holocaust, won't find this film shocking, even though it's very powerful. There's no inside look on the atrocities that took place at sobibor and the insightful view of the place where more than 250,000 people were muedered; is pretty overlooked...I believe it's probably the fact that not even the prisioner knew exactly what was going or where was all the people that was send to the showers on the minute they arrived. The story of survival will depress you and the execution escene where the SS Komandant order 13 prisioners that tryed to scape to choose a person each to be executed with then, is simply, on of the heart breaking moments on modern cinema. The movie ends with chaos. this is a real life event and a great lesson of courage and redemption.
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