R | | Biography, Drama, History
In German-occupied Poland during World War II, Oskar Schindler gradually becomes concerned for his Jewish workforce after witnessing their persecution by the Nazi Germans.
Steven Spielberg cast Ralph Fiennes as Amon Göth after he'd been moved by Fiennes' performance as T.E. Lawrence in Great Performances: A Dangerous Man: Lawrence After Arabia (1992). Spielberg has been a lifelong fan of David Lean's Lawrence of Arabia (1962).
The first time Amon Goeth shoots a Jewish prisoner, the large dirt squib is clearly visible in the background before it detonates.
Polish fonts were used in the credits sequence
English, Hebrew, German, Polish
$656,636 (USA) (17 December 1993)
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