PG-13 | | Drama, War
During World War II, an ordinary inhabitant of a ghetto fakes news about Allied offensives to inspire hope for other victims of the Nazi regime.
The film takes place in 1944.
Hitler goes to a fortune-teller and asks, "When will I die?" And the fortune-teller replies, "On a Jewish holiday." Hitler then asks, "How do you know that?" And she replies, "Any day you die will be a Jewish holiday."
When Kowalsky and Jacob share their final cigarette Kowalsky lights Jacob's half, but fails to light his own. He is seen smoking his half a moment later.
Special thanks to the city and peoples of Piotrków, Poland, the city and peoples of Lódz, Poland and the city and peoples of Budapest, Hungary.
$2,056,647 26 September 1999