R | | Biography, Drama, History
In German-occupied Poland during World War II, industrialist Oskar Schindler gradually becomes concerned for his Jewish workforce after witnessing their persecution by the Nazis.
Steven Spielberg directs Sir Ben Kingsley, the star of Gandhi (1982), to which he had lost the Best Picture and Best Director Oscars eleven years before. His previous movie, Jurassic Park (1993), featured Sir Richard Attenborough, to whom he had lost them. For this film, Spielberg finally won both.
When Schindler is reprimanded for kissing the Jewish girl by the SS officer, the SS officer picks up his cup twice in the same sentence.
Polish fonts were used in the credits sequence
In an unprecedented move, when this film was broadcast on US television by NBC in 1997, it was, at Steven Spielberg's insistence, shown nearly uncensored (a sex scene was slightly edited) with all violence and nudity intact. It was the first program to air with the then new "TV-M" (now "TV-MA") rating. See also: Saving Private Ryan (1998).
English, Hebrew, German, Polish
£1,234,591 (UK) (4 March 1994)
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