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My Mother's Courage (1995)

The deportation of 4000 Jews from Budapest to Auschwitz in July 1944, as told by George Tabori, and how the narrator's mother escaped it, owing to coincidence, courage and some help from ... See full summary »

Director:

Michael Verhoeven

Writers:

George Tabori (story), Michael Verhoeven
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
George Tabori George Tabori ... George Tabori
Pauline Collins ... Elsa Tabori
Ulrich Tukur ... SS Offizier / SS Officer
Natalie Morse Natalie Morse ... Maria
Robert Giggenbach ... Cornelius Tabori
Heribert Sasse Heribert Sasse ... Kellemen
Günter Bothur Günter Bothur ... Schnauzbart
Simon Verhoeven ... Junger SS-Mann / Young SS Man
Buddy Elias ... Rabbi
Peter Radtke Peter Radtke ... Mann im Rollstuhl / Man in Wheel Chair
Otto Grünmandl Otto Grünmandl ... Julius
Hana Frejková ... Martha
Jens Harzer ... Mann im Schlafanzug / Man in Pyjamas
Tatiana Vilhelmová ... Olga
István Iglódi István Iglódi ... Usicky
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Storyline

The deportation of 4000 Jews from Budapest to Auschwitz in July 1944, as told by George Tabori, and how the narrator's mother escaped it, owing to coincidence, courage and some help from where you'd least expect it. Written by Wilhelm Noeker <wnoeker@t-online.de>

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Drama | War

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Country:

Germany | UK | Austria | Ireland

Language:

English | German

Release Date:

29 February 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hrabrost moje majke See more »

Filming Locations:

Hungary See more »

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Budget:

DEM11,500,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Quotes

[On Elsa's ad-libbed story about a letter of free conduct.]
Hungarian Nazi: Anyone could say that.
SS Officer: She isn't just anyone, this lady.
[to Elsa]
SS Officer: No one is just anyone, right? Every man is someone... You wouldn't lie to me, would you?
Elsa Tabori: No.
SS Officer: You do know what they have to do with you in case you would lie to me?
Elsa Tabori: Yes.
SS Officer: Well, then...
[to his aide]
[...]
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Crazy Credits

Between production acknowledgements and the cast list: A videotaped post-war interview with Tukur's character, in which he denies to have taken part in deportations from Budapest. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Making of 'The Producers' (2002) See more »

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A different Holocaust film
8 December 1998 | by michaelfSee all my reviews

Based on the semi-biographical writing of George Tabori, inspired by his mother, "My Mother's Courage" offers one of the more surrealistic views of the Holocaust I have ever seen. It is an excellent follow-up to "The Nasty Girl."


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