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 watched episodes of Seinfeld (1989) every night after work to lighten his mood.
The Doctor who poisons his patient in an act of mercy killing is first seen covered in blood scrambling to get the poison from a pharmacy. Moments later he is seen in a perfectly clean identical coat when he is distributing the poison. A bit later he is seen carrying a wounded woman who is subsequently shot by an SS man, the former bleeding out on the doctor.
There are no opening credits after the title is shown.
The film, as shown in most countries, had the song "Yerushalayim shel Zahav" - Jerusalem of Gold - at the end. When the film was shown in Israel, audiences laughed at this, as this song was written after the 1967 war as a pop song! They then re-dubbed a song "Eli Eli" which was written by Hannah Sennesh during WWII over the end which was more appropriate.
English, Hebrew, German, Polish
£1,234,591 (UK) (4 March 1994)