This is another telling of the holocaust, but this time from the perspective of a modern teenage girl who only grudgingly accepts the Jewish traditions, but when she is asked to "open the front door" as part of the Seder feast finds herself, not unlike Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz, to have entered the 1940's and has stepped into the life of a prisoner in one of the German death camps where she experiences all of its horrors firsthand.
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A scene from this movie appears in Wag the Dog
(1997) as the faked footage of an orphan in Albania. See more
The rabbi says it's October 26 5703 and then Rivka says the Christian year is 1941, but the Hebrew year 5703 began in September 1942. Fall 1941 should be 5702. The rabbi also says October. He should've said Cheshvan. The date should've been either 5 Cheshvan 5702 or 15 Cheshvan 5703. See more
One of the most rewarding things about being a parent is the cycle of education: you teach your children, and just as often, they teach you. Hello, I'm Dustin Hoffman, and along with Mimi Rogers, as producers and parents, we are proud to be involved in this special Showtime presentation of 'The Devil's Arithmetic'. It's a provocative film about how a teenage girl relives her family's Holocaust experience in a dramatically vivid and sometimes frightening way. When I first brought the script home...
References The Wizard of Oz