Dramatizes the Warsaw Ghetto uprising of 1943, during which an underground collective of Polish Jews dared to defy the Nazis. Close-knit collaborators battle against the Nazis assigned to clear all Jews from Warsaw. The uprising was eventually crushed but director Jon Avnet expertly maintains a sense of courage and hope amidst the palpable horror of the Warsaw Ghetto. Combining physical and historical accuracy with intimate character details, Uprising is suspenseful without being sensational, thus honoring one of the greatest symbolic victories in all of Jewish history. (HS+). Color. (177 min)
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