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Based on the true story of a jewish hungarian's desperate attempts to save his family from the nazi death camps.

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Studio First Look Pictures
SKU 203409661
UPC 687797116697
UPC 14 00687797116697
Format DVD
Release Date 1/16/2007
Rating Rating
Aspect Ratio
Widescreen  1.85:1
Actors
Name Landau,Martin
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Cast & Crew
Anna Bohdziewicz, et. al. - Art Director
Caroline Carver - Actor
Igor Khoroshev - Original Music By
John Daly - Director
John Daly - Writer
Judy Parfitt - Actor
Kendrew Lascelles - Writer
Kenny Doughty - Actor
Marek Cydorowicz - Cinematographer
Martin Landau - Actor
Matthew Booth - Editor
Peter Anurov, et. al. - Producer
Sergei Kozlov - Cinematographer
Reviews
ReviewSource The Village Voice
Review An exercise not in the banality of evil but the evil of banality, The Aryan Couple sets real-world horrors - the Final Solution, Hungary in 1944, Heinrich Himmler, Adolf Eichmann - against a baffling fiction. Under the conditions of the Europa Plan, Josef Krauzenberg (Martin Landau), a wealthy Jewish steel magnate, relinquishes his worldly possessions to the Nazis in exchange for his extended family's safe passage to Palestine...Alternating between starchy and bromidic, the dialogue abrades with soft political inanities: "You're Germans, and I'm a Jew. But above all, we're human," the regal Mrs. Krauzenberg (Judy Parfitt) nobly declares to Hans and Ingrid. Feel-good historical fiction, The Aryan Couple insultingly seeks to soothe and comfort against the reality of atrocity.
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Reviewer Melissa Anderson
ReviewRating 5
ReviewSource Variety
Review Producer-turned-director John Daly's twist on the "Schindler's List"-type Holocaust genre, "The Aryan Couple" allows Jews to claim the heroic role in their own drama -- even the titular duo turn out to be Jewish resistance fighters in disguise. But pic's dubious brand of heroism, half-baked historical sense, simplistic dialogue, flat staging and barely formed characters make for sluggish sledding. Indeed, when action devolves into slo-mo toward pic's climax, it adds insult to injury...Despite an unfortunate penchant for heavy-handed "surprises" and utterly familiar set pieces, the thriller escape scenes near the end have an emotional quality lacking in the rest of the film...
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Reviewer Ronnie Scheib
ReviewRating 7
Features
DVD
Product Attributes
Actor Landau,Martin
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD
Quotes
Elizabeth Weitzman, New York Daily News ...genuinely tense scenes...
Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times ...a splendid, stirring feat of the imagination.
Steven Rea, Philadelphia Inquirer A handsome Holocaust melodrama...

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