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Sobibor Russia / 2018

“The story of Sobibor is not only a Jewish story, but also a story about the best and the worst of us as human beings.” — Michael Edelstein, Moscow State University

Commemorating the 75th anniversary of the Sobibór camp uprising, this Russian blockbuster production tells an extraordinary true story of the resistance of the human spirit.

Sobibór was one of four concentration camps in WW2 Poland and prisoners who arrived were separated into two groups, and deemed either fit or unfit for work. With the odds stacked against them, the prisoners of the camp - led by Alexander Pechersky (played by Russian star Konstantin Khabenskiy) - conspired to organise the impossible: a revolt which resulted in the only successful rebellion in the death camps in history.

This dramatic and important story of heroism comes to life in this expansive reminder of defiance and survival.

110 mins / Russian, German, Polish, Yiddish (English subtitles)

Director — Konstantin Khabenskiy

Cast — Konstantin Khabenskiy, Christopher Lambert, Michalina Olszanska, Felice Jankell

Category — Feature

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Sobibor Director Q&A

Director and star Konstantin Khabensky joins us from Russia for a post-screening Q&A

Sunday Nov 4 — 6:35pm
Event Cinemas, Bondi Junction

Sobibor Director Q&A

Director and star Konstantin Khabensky joins us from Russia for a post-screening Q&A

Monday Nov 5 — 6:15pm
Classic Cinemas, Elsternwick

Sobibor Introduction

Commemorating the 75th anniversary of the Sobibor uprising, Cultural Centre Shalom presents a special event screening of Sobibor. With an introduction from writer Alice Nelson (After This), post-screening book sales and signings and a photo exhibition in remembrance of the extraordinary heroism and resistance.

Sunday Nov 18 — 4:15pm

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