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AJFF: Sobibor

February 13, 2019    7:20pm

A Soviet-Jewish prisoner-of-war spearheads a revolt and escape from a concentration camp in Nazi-occupied Poland, in SOBIBOR, Russia's submission for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar. The harrowing true story centers around Alexander Pechersky (venerated Russian filmmaker Konstantin Khabenskiy, also in the title role), a Red Army lieutenant and hero in the fight against Nazism. He is captured in October 1941 and sent to the small-scale but deadly Sobibór extermination camp. Horrified by the inhuman conditions, he organizes what becomes the most successful Nazi death camp uprising. Shadowing his every move is camp commandant Karl Frenzel (Christopher Lambert), whose sanity teeters. A highly graphic and disturbing depiction of Nazi atrocities, this unprecedented Russian box office hit is the country's largest-ever Holocaust film production, funded with government support to commemorate the uprising's 75th anniversary.

Series: Atlanta Jewish Film Festival

Venue: Byers Theatre

Cost: $13-$15