Schindler's List Poster

Release Date: December 15th, 1993

DVD Release Date: March 9th, 2004

R|3 hr 15 min

Plot Summary
Businessman Oskar Schindler (Liam Neeson) arrives in Krakow in 1939, ready to make his fortune from World War II, which has just started. After joining the Nazi party primarily for political expediency, he staffs his factory with Jewish workers for similarly pragmatic reasons. When the SS begins exterminating Jews in the Krakow ghetto, Schindler arranges to have his workers protected to keep his factory in operation, but soon realizes that in so doing, he is also saving innocent lives.

Cast: Liam Neeson, Ben Kingsley, Ralph Fiennes, Caroline Goodall, Jonathan Segal, Embeth Davidtz, Malgoscha Gebel, Shmuel Levy

Director: Steven Spielberg

Genres: Historical drama

Production Co: Universal Pictures, Amblin Entertainment

Distributors: Argentina Video Home, MCA/Universal Pictures [us]

Keywords: Rescue, Office, Brooding, 1940s, 1930s, Transformation, Emotional

Ratings & Reviews

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  • What is surprising is how well Spielberg captures the horror, moving his camera with the fury of a combat photographer on the run. [17 Dec 1993]

  • A movie that falls outside the ordinary, or even the extraordinary. There is enormous passion and artistic integrity throughout this film. [11 Jan 1994, p.A10(E)]

  • What is most amazing about this film is how completely Spielberg serves his story. The movie is brilliantly acted, written, directed and seen. Individual scenes are masterpieces of art direction, cinematography, special effects, crowd control. show more

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Awards

Nominated Sound
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1994)
Nominated Best Original Score - Motion Picture
Winner David Lean Award for Achievement in Direction
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1994)
Winner Best Motion Picture - Drama
Winner Editing
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1994)
Winner Best Director - Motion Picture
Winner Adapted Screenplay
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1994)
Winner Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1994)
Nominated Production Design
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1994)
Winner Score for a Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1994)
Winner Best Screenplay - Motion Picture
Winner Cinematography
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1994)
Nominated Make Up
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1994)
Nominated Costume Design
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1994)
Winner Best Picture
Winner Film Editing
Winner Directing
Winner Writing (Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published)
Nominated Costume Design
Nominated Makeup
Winner Music (Original Score)
Nominated Sound
Winner Art Direction
Winner Cinematography