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Facing Arthur
Facing Arthur
Actor: Susan Sarandon
Directors: Michael Rey, Stefan Knerrich, Amy Rubin
Genres: Special Interests, Television, Educational, Documentary, Military & War
NR     2005     1hr 0min

Follows the extraordinary relationship between a young German descendant, the grandson of a soldier in Hitler?s Wehrmacht, and a 101 year-old Holocaust survivor who is too frail to leave his apartment. Before he was force...  more »


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Actor: Susan Sarandon
Directors: Michael Rey, Stefan Knerrich, Amy Rubin
Genres: Special Interests, Television, Educational, Documentary, Military & War
Sub-Genres: Art & Artists, Television, Educational, Documentary, Military & War
Studio: Starz / Anchor Bay
Format: DVD - Color,Full Screen
DVD Release Date: 05/31/2005
Release Year: 2005
Run Time: 1hr 0min
Screens: Color,Full Screen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Member Movie Reviews

Sandra P. from ASHEBORO, NC
Reviewed on 6/9/2014...
This is a wonderful story of a Holocaust Survivor, and a young musician GERMAN student, who wants to interview the survivor, Arthur, and they wind up becoming real friends. The young man comes to see him weekly, and it is amazing what a word, forgiveness!! I love jewish Holocaust themed documentaries, and this is a real treasure!

Movie Reviews

Oscar-Worthy documentary
JayBo | Los Angeles, CA | 06/06/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"A very different perspective on the Holocaust than has ever been shown before. Arthur is a remarkable character who challenges the way we think about history, art/music and life. Best of all he challenges the German boy in the film giving us a glimpse into the burden of the Nazi legacy that young Germans have been left to bear.

This film would be a good introduction to the Holocaust for young people who know little about the Holocaust or have never met a survivor. Should be shown in schools."
AJM | Baltimore, MD | 06/06/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"In an age when faith is pitted against faith and power is wielded with impunity, "Facing Arthur" is a welcome antidote to the presumptive arrogance of self-virtue.
Arthur and his young German friend muster the courage to look at themselves, their pasts and their histories. More than a tale of a Jew and a German, here humanity is put to the test, and emerges the victor."
Great documentary story-telling
Conor Wolf | Cleveland, OH, USA | 01/23/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This insightful documentary is about history and how it intersects with the present. But at its core it is a real-life drama about people....two people coming together despite the many differences between them. The filmmakers let the people tell the story, and that's what a good documentary is all about."