Directed by Rudolf van den Berg | Netherlands | 2012 | 118 minutes | Dutch with Subtitles | Feature/Drama
In July 1942 the Amsterdam Jewish Council appointed Walter Süskind to manage the Judische Schouwburg The Dutch Theatre as a deportation centre for Jews in Amsterdam. Directly across the street from the Schouwburg there was a crèche. As trams passed by, children were smuggled out of the Schouwburg into the crèche without being observed by the Germans. Playing a cat-and-mouse game with an S.S. officer, during the eighteen months that Süskind was in charge, and with the help of four separate groups of resistance workers, he was able to save the lives of almost one thousand infants and children.
"A war drama that merits comparison with Steven Spielberg's "Schindler's List". Overall excellent interpretations of roles, with a constant thriller element present in the delicate and ambivalent relationship between Suskind and the Nazi officer he has to deal with." - Algemeen Dagblad
The 14th annual Northern Virginia Jewish Film Festival, a program of the Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia, runs March 20-30. Most films will be shown at Angelika Film Center & Café at Mosaic.
Süskind Screenings (choose date below) Sunday, March 23, 10:30am Wednesday, March 26, 7:15pm
Angelika Film Center & Cafe at Mosaic (View)
2911 District Avenue
Fairfax, VA 22031