Schindler's List (1993)
"Whoever saves one life, saves the world entire. "Oskar Schindler uses Jews to start a factory in Poland during the war. He witnesses the horrors endured by the Jews, and starts to save them.
Spielberg's most powerful film.
Schindler's List is a long and tough movie to watch. But it pays
We're all pretty familiar with the story - a German businessman enlists
to work in his factory. At first, I believe, as an opportunist, for the
Jews are cheap, readily available labour. He does, however, become
gradually aware that his factory means the difference between life and
And so his 'list' is born. A list of Jews that he requires to 'work' for
him. It is, in reality, a list of life and Schindler knows
Liam Neeson fills Schindler's boots well. You soon forget he is Neeson at
all. Ben Kingsley is, ofcourse, his ever-reliable brilliant self. And
Ralph Fiennes easily creates one of the screens most hateful villians
(sadly, a villian who actually existed).
There are some tough scenes (most notably, the liquidation of the ghetto,
Goeth's (Fiennes) brutality in the camp) and it's all filmed in beautiful
black & white - except for the highlighted girl in the red dress, which has
a brilliant symbolic meaning later in the film.
A terrible chapter in humanity's history but one told so well by Spielberg
It has a powerful and lasting effect - just as it should.