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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.
Bruno Ganz was sought to play the role of Oskar Schindler, but turned it down. Ganz later appeared in another critically-acclaimed World War II movie, Downfall (2004), in which he played Adolf Hitler.
The scene inside the cellar between Oskar and the maid, when she faces the camera head on, there is no light coming from the right, yet as the scene progresses and the shot tightens, somebody turns on a light which becomes visible as they cut to her left and her head tilts forward.
There are no opening credits after the title is shown.
English, Hebrew, German, Polish
$656,636 (USA) (17 December 1993)