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.
There is a Jewish tradition that when one visits a grave, one leaves a small stone on the marker as a sign of respect. This explains the epilogue where the cast and the Schindlerjuden cover Oskar Schindler's grave with stones.
When Schindler is sitting with the SS officers on the train platform, a side view shows a leaking fire hydrant and one of the officers hands him a drink. The next closeup scene, Schindler asks Amon if he could get the fire hoses out to spray the train cars, and he is handed the same drink for a second time.
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)