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|Last Flight of Petr Ginz The|
Actors: Yuri Lowenthal, Rachel Lillis, Chava Ginz Pressburger, Yehudit Shendar
Directors: Sandy Dickson, Churchill Roberts
By 14 he had written five novels and penned a diary about the Nazi occupation of Prague. By 16 he had produced 170 drawings and paintings, edited an underground magazine in the Jewish ghetto, written numerous short stories... more »
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Patrick J. (bossajake) from TOLEDO, OH
Reviewed on 3/11/2014...
Exceptional documentary which manages to relate the horrific and tragic history of nazi germany in a surprisingly new and somewhat subtle way by telling the story of young 12 year old petr ginz and how his imagination, his words and his art inspired those around him during the holocaust as well as those who've read his diary so many years later. given the subject matter this film does a wonderful job of remaining positive and hopeful in much the same way that petr seemed to be as he expressed himself through his artwork and his words before he was murdered in the nazi gas chambers as a child. i think the film manages to focus on petr's contributions rather than on the loss and despair normally associated with the holocaust and in so doing reminds the viewer of the true significance of the tragedy as a whole, all by telling the simple story of young bright boy. you can't help but wonder what other contributions petr might have made during a normal uninterupted life or wonder how many other petr ginz' were lost at that time and, in effect, what was really lost for us all. subtly moving and thought provoking. the bonus features are also interesting and worth a look. highly recommended if you have an appreciation for the human spirit. it's not often you can walk away from a film about the holocaust and feel good about human nature. if you enjoyed the roberto benigni film - "life is beautiful" you'll probably appreciate this film as well.