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.
In 1962, on his birthday, Oskar Schindler planted a tree on the Avenue of the Righteous Among the Nations, in Jerusalem.
When they are separating the healthy from the sick, one of the men running naked is clearly not circumcised. However, many of the Jewish prisoners were not Torah observant but in fact had been assimilated into Gentile society, and thus may not have been, in fact, circumcised.
There are no opening credits after the title is shown.
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)