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.
During the nighttime raid on the Krakow ghetto by the S.S., two officers see a man playing a piano and wonder if the music is Johann Sebastian Bach or Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. The piece is actually Bach's "English Suite No.2 in A Minor", despite the one officer's conclusion that it was Mozart.
After the scene in the factory where the workers are shown how to make soup pots, Stern leads a group of people to the front of the line to obtain their work permits, but he isn't wearing his armband with the Star of David.
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.
Meine Lippen, sie küssen so heiss
from operetta "Giuditta"
Music by Franz Lehár
(plays workers welcome Schindler, then kisses to girls)
English, Hebrew, German, Polish
$656,636 (USA) (17 December 1993)
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