Uprising - the uprising

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German title Uprising - the uprising
Original title Uprising
Country of production United States
original language English
Publishing year 2001
length 150 minutes
Age rating FSK 12
Director Jon Avnet
script Paul Brickman ,
Jon Avnet
production Jon Avnet,
Raffaella De Laurentiis ,
Jordan Kerner
music Maurice Jarre
camera Denis Lenoir
cut Sabrina Plisco-Morris

Uprising - The uprising is a US television film of the year 2001 by Jon Avnet , who together with Paul Brickman wrote the screenplay. The film deals with the Jewish uprising in the Warsaw Ghetto during the Second World War .


In 1942 Poland has been under the control of the National Socialists for three years . The Jews from Warsaw were sent to the Warsaw Ghetto set up for this purpose . There they live in inhumane conditions and the occupiers rule with brutal arbitrariness. In addition, soldiers of the Wehrmacht and the SS penetrate the cordoned-off area every day and round up people. Then they are systematically deported to the Treblinka extermination camp , including the mother and sister of the almost 20-year-old Tosia Altmann. She therefore joins the ŻOB , a Jewish resistance organization headed by Mordechaj Anielewicz .

Together they take up the fight against the hated occupiers, and there is finally an uprising in the Warsaw ghetto . The desperate struggle to save themselves from deportation is brutally suppressed, and the survivors are either shot or taken to Treblinka. Only a few escape the genocide, including Tosia. However, a week later she was arrested by the Gestapo and died in their custody, while others continued the fight underground and survived the war despite everything. Jürgen Stroop , the person responsible for suppressing the uprising, was sentenced to death and executed in Poland after the war.

Historical background

The film deals with the genocide by the Nazis against the Jews have perpetrated during the Second World War, where he was considered in this film from the perspective of the Warsaw Uprising.


The film was shot on locations in Austria and Slovakia .


“An ambitious film that wants to deal with contemporary history, but ultimately only reports on the moral ambivalence that poses mortal danger. Nevertheless, the film is able to pass on the memory of the murder of the Nazis to future generations. "

"Jon Avnet directed a fast-paced film, starring John Voight, Donald Sutherland, David Schwimmer and other well-known top stars."


In 2002 the film received an Emmy in the category “Best Stunt Coordination” and was nominated in the following three categories: “Best Cinematography”, “Best Sound Editing” and “Best Male Supporting Actor” ( Jon Voight ).

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Uprising - The uprising film service . Retrieved March 7, 2018.
  2. Uprising - Der Aufstand Moviepilot . Retrieved March 8, 2018.