• No Place on Earth (2013)

No Place on Earth

Release Date: April 5th, 2013

DVD Release Date: August 20th, 2013

PG-13 |1 hr 24 min

Plot Summary

In 1993, spelunker Christopher Nicola finds the cave in which a group of Ukrainian Jews spent more than 500 days hiding from Nazis during World War II.

Director: Janet Tobias

Genres: Documentary

Ratings & Reviews

  • 65
    Mark JenkinsNPR

    Although the story is told with narration rather than dialogue, Tobias relies too much on reconstruction. A more inventive melding of documentary and docudrama would have benefited the film, whose most moving scenes all involve real members of the families. A bit more historical and geographic context would also be useful. show more

  • 75
    Roger MooreMcClatchy-Tribune News Service

    A well-crafted documentary variation on "Defiance," Ukrainian Jews saving themselves by going underground -- literally. show more

  • 75
    Farran Smith NehmeNew York Post

    The film is built from moving, frank interviews with survivors from two families who hid, speaking over and around extensive re-enactments. Passages from the memoir of one family matriarch, Esther Stermer, in many ways the heroine of the tale, also are used as narration. show more

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