The movie, Schindler's List, walks through the lives of the Polish workers striving to live through their days in the concentration camp and presents a pretty grim picture of the World War II.
Movie review of Schindler's List(1993)
Schindler’s List is one of the most intense war movie I've ever come across as this one actually makes you feel the horror around World War II with some really graphic scenes comprising the close-range gunshots, gas chamber executions, mass murders, and other barbaric acts. As Schindler, Liam Neeson, is exceptional and plays the important role of a German businessman who intends to start a factory in Poland. He bribes the high-rank Germans and employs some cheap labor in the form of some Jewish slaves.
Throughout the movie, the Jewish workers strive to live through their days in the concentration camp, with death just inches away at every small mistake. Their only hope comes from Oskar Schindler, as honestly, he is the only one who can save them now.
Meanwhile, with the Liquidation of Ghetto, thousands of Jews are exterminated in what one may call as a complete genocide. No respite for Jewish slaves as Schindler begins to lose his workers as the war begins to take its toll.
Ben Kinsley (as Schutzstaffel) plays a wise accountant to Oskar who eventually conveys his intentions into the important Schindler's List . The movie also shows Ralph Fiennes as Amon Goeth—a relentless Nazi who just wants to execute the Polish Jews at the smallest of their mistakes, unmoved by the filth of the blood-drenched bodies lying everywhere around. What’s gets interesting here is the chemistry that he shares with the Jewish slave girl who works in his house.
As soon as the Schindler’s list is prepared, the Jewish workers gets a legal approval to work in the factory with Schindler forewarning the German soldiers not to execute the Jews without a reason failing which they would invite heavy penalty.
Schindler’s list saves over thousand lives, though the factory doesn’t produce anything, with Schindler continuing to pay to the high-rank Germans till he is left with no money. The factory gets dissolved in the end and the German High Command sends orders to execute the Jewish workers. Inside the factory among his Polish workers, Schindler asks the German soldiers to either execute the workers or go back to their homes as men. They choose to go.
The workers gather outside the factory as they bid farewell to their savior—the great Schindler now. Ben Kinsley presents a gold ring to him and says, “Whoever saves one life saves the word entire”. It is at that moment he realizes the greatness of his deed and breaks out. Tearful, he tries to helplessly figure out how he could have save many more lives. Schindler leaves but only after finding a place in over thousand hearts.
This is one movie that shows true Spielberg’s genius both in terms of emotional content and cinematic brilliance, especially the black and white camouflage of scenes depicting the sad and the gloomy picture of reality, though there is one scene with the girl in the pink dress that does show hope amidst the Holocaust.