My Mother's Courage
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"...smart, unsettling... edged with horror..." - The New York Times
"...stunning... - San Francisco Chronicle
"My Mothers Courage shows that blue skies and sunshine can be as devastating as night and fog." - The Village Voice
A true story of bravery
1944 - Nazi Occupied Budapest
From acclaimed author George Tabori's novel, this haunting and at times humorous film recounts how his mothers simple act of quiet defiance evaded her deportation to Auschwitz - and certain death.
Starring Pauline Collins (Shirley Valentine) and Ulrich Tukur (Solaris)
approx. 89 mins. col.
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When Rachel is suddenly arrested by local police as she leaves her home with no reason given, she is soon turned over to Nazi's and put on a train to Auschwitz. While on the train, dealing with several loathsome experiences enroute, she remains focused and determined to be unshakable and cogent. When an acquaintance from her neighborhood convinces her to lie to the Nazi's about their error in arresting her, she does.
The story also highlights other despicable acts that the Nazi's were known for; particularly, when the head Nazi Officer tells her a tale towards the end of the trip that was both maniacal and horrific. Meanwhile, other key experiences while on the train were told to build the tension but instead created an anti-climatic ending. Had this story been shortened by at least 20 or 30 minutes, the audience wouldn't have wondered, 'that was it' with regard to Rachel actions.
I feel guilty criticizing a survivor's story, yet this movie was poorly done, it diminishes the boldness she had.
First, your language makes little sense and you seem incapable of maintaining any cohesion in your "sentences". Secondly, when you inanely spout "no one knows what DID or DIDNT happen there" you are clearly woefully and painfully ignorant and uninformed. Let me tell you what happened: 6 Million people were put to their death- they died in "life" in the ghettos, they died on 4 day long transports on cattle cars in which there was no food and water and if they survived that, then the remaining 98% died at their final destination of concentration camps. That is what happened. There is no question here.
I rest easy in the knowledge, that you with your horrific mastery of the written word and sentence construction, not to mention your completely depressing lack of knowledge regarding history, are clearly not qualified to be in any teaching position and therefore will not be able to influence the world's children with your own brand of frightening ignorance.