Schindler's List

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Schindler's List
Directed bySteven Spielberg
Produced bySteven Spielberg
Gerald R. Molen
Branko Lustig
Written bySteven Zaillian (screenplay)
Based on Schindler's Ark by Thomas Keneally
StarringLiam Neeson
Ben Kingsley
Ralph Fiennes
Caroline Goodall
Jonathan Sagall
Embeth Davidtz
Music byJohn Williams
CinematographyJanusz Kamiński
Edited byMichael Kahn
Distributed byUniversal Pictures
Running time
195 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish/Hebrew/German/Polish
Budget$25 million (estimated)

Schindler's List is a 1993 American movie set in World War II, and directed by Steven Spielberg. It is based on Schindler's Ark, a 1982 book by Thomas Keneally. The movie and the book owe their names to the list of over a thousand Jews who worked in the title character's factory.

Plot[change | change source]

It is about businessman Oskar Schindler who saves thousands of Jews from being killed in the Holocaust by putting them to work in a factory. His list was the list of Jews he wanted to save.

Cast[change | change source]

Release dates[change | change source]

Country Premiere
 India 15 December 1993
 Canada 25 December 1993
 United States 4 February 1994
 Australia 10 February 1994
 United Kingdom 18 February 1994
 Argentina 24 February 1994
 Mexico 24 February 1994
 Peru 24 February 1994
 Japan 26 February 1994
 France 2 March 1994
 Greece 3 March 1994
 Germany 3 March 1994
 Netherlands 3 March 1994
 Austria 4 March 1994
 Denmark 4 March 1994
 Spain 4 March 1994
 Finland 4 March 1994
 Ireland 4 March 1994
 Norway 4 March 1994
 Poland 4 March 1994
 Portugal 4 March 1994
 Sweden 4 March 1994
 Turkey 4 March 1994
 South Korea 5 March 1994
 Philippines 9 March 1994
 Czech Republic 10 March 1994
 Hungary 10 March 1994
 Slovakia 10 March 1994
 Brazil 11 March 1994
 Italy 11 March 1994
 Uruguay 11 March 1994
 Taiwan 12 March 1994
 Hong Kong 17 March 1994
 Romania 18 March 1994
 Russia 21 May 1994
 Estonia 30 September 1994

Awards[change | change source]

The movie was nominated for 12 and won seven Academy Awards, including one for Best Picture. Spielberg won another for Best Director.[1]

Impact[change | change source]

Among others such as Citizen Kane and Sunset Boulevard, it has been called one of the greatest movies ever. In 1998, the American Film Institute selected it as the ninth most popular of all time in their 100 Years... 100 Movies list.

In February 1997, NBC aired a version without cuts of the movie (in two parts), much to the upset of many viewers. It was the first time a television broadcast had ever received the TV-M rating (soon to be called TV-MA).

References[change | change source]

  1. "Schindler's List". The New York Times. Retrieved 2009-09-03.

Other websites[change | change source]