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1 hr. 34 min.

Plot Summary
A Hollander shares barracks with both his wife and his mistress in a Nazi concentration camp during World War II.

Cast: Jean-Pierre Gillain , Jeroen Krabbe , Marieke Oudejans , Jack Polak , Ina Soep , Ellen Ten Damme ,

Director: Michèle Ohayon

Genres: Romance

Steal a Pencil for Me (2007)

Release Date: January 1st, 2007|1 hr. 34 min.

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critic reviews (10)
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  • 100
    San Francisco Chronicle

    A terrific documentary about forbidden love in the most heinous of places. show more

  • 75
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    If Michele Ohayon's absorbing documentary didn't provide the proof, you'd never believe the story she tells about Holocaust survivors Jack Polak and Ina Soep. show more

  • 88
    Ken Fox TV Guide

    Amazingly, many of Jack's and Ina's letters survived and -- read aloud by Dutch actors Jeroen Krabbe and Ellen Ten Damme -- serve as the thematic thread that runs through Ohayon's film. show more

  • April 29, 2012 hhzhh
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    As the deniers of the Holocaust appear to become more vociferous, it is increasingly more important that we not allow that horrific tragedy to become lost in history. This is an extraordinarily personal documentary--beautifully presented--that will help preserve, remind, elucidate for everyone the level to which man can sink and, as well, his indomitability, as well. At nearly 80 years old--not in any way connected personally to the Holocaust--a third-generation American, I cannot emphasize enough the need for all of us to be aware of what lies within us. This film is a must see for us all..

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