also one of my top five all time movies if not top three this 1993 semi-biographical film directed by Steven Spielbergand shot perfectly in black and white, tells the story of Oskar Schindler, a German businessman and member of the nazi party who despite his somewhat moral imperfections saved the lives of over one thousand Jewish workers during the Holocaust. It was based on the book Schindler's Ark by Thomas Keneally, and starred Liam Neeson as Oscar Schindler, Ben Kingsley as Schindler's accountant Itzhak Stern,and Ralph Fiennes as the evil ss officer Amon Göth, it and won seven Academy Awards,
including Best Picture, Best Director,Cinematography, and Best Score. but should have won some best actor awards as well Neeson was nominated for best actor but lost out to Tom Hanks in philadelpia,and Fiennes nominated for best suporting actor lost out to Tommy lee Jones in the fugitive ..you decide ?
So touched was i by this film that i have visited Krakow in Poland ,viewed the remains of the film set of the Plaszow camp,toured whats left of Schlinders factory got my photo taken on the stairs and visited the old jewish ghetto , took a heart breaking trip to auschwitz and then watched the movie several other times the story never fails to make me ask just how this could have happened ?The movie is full of emotion yet finds lighter moments admist the hearkbreak and trauma,love and hope amongst the death and dispare in a place in time where been on the list ment the possible difference between life and death Neesons scene near the end is so emotional its cinema at its most powerful.
EVERYONE SHOULD SEE THIS MOVIE