Imprisoned in a hellish concentration camp, their only hope was to escape. Based on the true story.

This is the story of the mass escape from the German extermination camp at Sobibor, the most successful uprising by Jewish prisoners of German extermination camps (uprisings also took place at Auschwitz-Birkenau and Treblinka).

Following the escape from Treblinka, the Commandant at Sobibor vowed that his camp would never experience the same thing. But those who were its captives, the Jewish laborers who had been spared from the ovens, knew they were on borrowed time, and that their only hope was to escape.

A 5x Emmy Nominee starring Alan Arkin, Joanna Pacula and Rutger Hauer, Escape from Sobibor won a Golden Globe as Best Mini Series or Film Made For TV. In addition, Rutger Hauer won a Golden Globe as Best Supporting Actor and Alan Arkin was nominated for a Golden Globe as Best Actor.

Based on the factual account of what happened at Sobibor. The British production was directed by Jack Gold (Aces High, The Medusa Touch), and shot in Avala, Yugoslavia (now Serbia). When it originally premiered on CBS ( 10 May 1987) over 31 million Americans watched. The script, by Reginald Rose, was based on Richard Rashke’s 1983 book of the same name, along with a manuscript by Thomas Blatt, “From the Ashes of Sobibor”, and a book by Stanislaw Szmajzner, “Inferno in Sobibor”.

“…ranks right up there with the best of the dramatic Holocaust movies” –

“I have seen Schindler’s List and it didn’t touch me anywhere near as deeply as Escape from Sobibor” – Paul Vaughn Thomas, IMDB

Escape from Sobibor carefully balances its frightening yet subtle depiction of the horrors of Nazi Germany’s ‘final solution’ with a rousing study of heroism at its finest, against all odds.

Historic drama / 1987 / 143 minutes / color / English / A film by Jack Gold


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