Escape from Sobibor

Escape from Sobibor

Infobox Film
name = Escape from Sobibor

image_size = 200px
caption = Escape from Sobibor poster
director = Jack Gold
producer = Dennis E. Doty
writer = Thomas Blatt Richard Rashke Reginald Rose Stanislaw Szmajzner
narrator = Howard K. Smith
starring = Alan Arkin Joanna Pacula Rutger Hauer
music = Georges Delerue
cinematography = Ernest Vincze
editing = Keith Palmer
distributor = Zenith
released = April 12, 1987 (USA)
runtime = 143 minutes
country = UK / Yugoslavia
language = English
budget =
gross =
preceded_by =
followed_by =
website =
amg_id = 1:16038
imdb_id = 0092978

"Escape from Sobibor" is a made-for-TV film which aired in 1987 on CBS. It deals with the extermination camp at Sobibor, the site of the most successful uprising by Jewish prisoners of German extermination camps (there were two other uprisings, at Auschwitz and Treblinka). The film was directed by Jack Gold.

On October 14, 1943, members of the camp's underground resistance succeeded in covertly killing eleven SS officers and a number of Ukrainian guards. Of the 600 inmates in the camp, roughly 300 escaped, although most were later re-captured and killed. The escape forced the Nazis to close the death camp, dismantling it and planting a forest.

The screenplay was based on the book of the same name written by Richard Rashke. Alan Arkin, Joanna Pacula and Rutger Hauer were the primary stars of the film. After it was filmed at Avala, Yugoslavia, Rutger Hauer received a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Television).


Cast (in credits order) verified as complete

Alan Arkin ... Leon Feldhendler

Joanna Pacula ... Luka

Rutger Hauer ... Alexander 'Sasha' Pechersky

Hartmut Becker ... Sgt. Gustav Wagner

Jack Shepherd ... Itzhak Lichtman

Emil Wolk ... Samuel

Simon Gregor ... Stanislaw 'Shlomo' Szmajzner
Linal Haft ... Oberkapo Porchek
Jason Norman ... Thomas 'Toivi' Blatt
Robert Gwilym ... Chaim Engel
Eli Nathenson ... Moses Szmajzner

Kurt Raab ... Sgt. Frenzel
Eric P. Caspar ... Capt. Franz Reichleitner
Hugo Bower ... Sgt. Beckmann
Klaus Grünberg ... Sgt. Bauer (as Klaus Grunberg)
Wolfgang Bathke ... Sgt. Hurst
Henning Gissel ... Sgt. Fallaster
Henry Stolow ... Lt. Niemann
Ullrich Haupt ... Sgt. Wolf
Patti Love ... Eda
Judith Sharp ... Bajle
Ellis Van Maarseveen ... Selma Wijnberg
David Miller ... Mundek
Jack Chissick ... Hershel
Ned Vukovic ... Morris
Sara Sugarman ... Naomi
Peter Jonfield ... Kapo Sturm
Dijana Krzanic ... Esther Terner
Irfan Mensur ... Kalimali
Zoran Stojiljkovic ... Boris
Svetolik Nikacevic ... Old Man
Mihailo 'Misa' Janketic ... Kapo Berliner (as Misa Janketic)
Dejan Cavic ... Kapo Spitz
Zlatan Fazlagic ... Weiss
Predrag Milinkovic ... Kapo Jacob

Howard K. Smith ... Narrator (voice)

ee also

*"The Grey Zone", 2001 movie about uprising in Auschwitz-Birkenau
*List of Holocaust films

External links

*imdb title|id=0092978|title=Escape from Sobibor
* [ Full Movie at Internet Archives]

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