Number of Times Seen – 1 (8 Aug 2016)
Brief Synopsis – Retelling of how ordinary Danish citizens helped thousands of their Jewish neighbors escape the Nazis and get to safety in Sweden.
My Take on it – This was one of the first made for TV films about the Holocaust and they do an average job at telling the story of the heroics of so many ordinary people.
The cast are virtually unknown besides a part played by a young Jane Seymour.
The movie is quite short (less than 90 minutes) and unfortunately doesnt manage to develop any of the characters very well.
If this movie were made today, it would be much more thrilling and dramatic than the ho-hum way this was made 46+ years ago.
Bottom Line – Average TV movie that shows the heroics but doesnt develop any of the characters well enough. Nice to see a young Jane Seymour here but none of the other actors are recognizable. Not as dramatic and thrilling as it probably could have been.
MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – In April 1940, the armies of Nazi Germany invaded Denmark. The Danish government promised peaceful cooperation on the condition that Denmark’s Jews remain free. The Nazi’s agreed. In October, 1943, the agreement was broken…This is the true and magnificent saga of Denmark’s valorous actions to save Danish Jews from Nazi extermination at peril of death! For the Danes, this was THE ONLY WAY. (From Rotten Tomatoes)
Rating – BAFTA Worthy
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