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Wednesday, 11. November 2020 |
The Auschwitz Report
is slovakian Oscar candidate
THE AUSCHWITZ REPORT, our slovak-czech-german coproduction, directed by Peter Bebjak is the slovak candidate for the Best International Film in the Oscar Race.
“I am very happy and deeply honoured that our film depicting one of the biggest heroic acts of the Second World War will be presented to the members of the American Film Academy. Alfréd Wetzler and Rudolf Vrba deserve this kind of homage and recognition", says Bebjak.
The film was chosen from a pool of 16 projects, including the internationally praised drama Servants (Služobníci, directed by Ivan Ostrochovský), Amnesty (Amnestie, a thriller directed by Jonáš Karásek), Scumbag (Sviňa, directed by Mariana Čengel Solčanská and Rudolf Biermann) and Silent Days (Hluché dni,a documentary by the Slovak director Pavol Pekarčík).
Based on Wetzlers book ESCAPE FROM HELL (Slovak title: ČO DANTE NEVIDEL), the film tells the story of two young Slovak Jews, Alfréd Wetzler and Rudolf Vrba, who escaped the Auschwitz concentration camp and put together a meticulous report about the hideous crimes and genocide taking place in the extermination camp.
The authentic story about the monstrosities occurring in the camp and about the report which helped to save hundreds of thousands of lives features a prominent international cast. The leading actor, Noel Czuczor, belongs to the most popular stars of the young Slovak generation. The cast also includes the well-known UK film and theatre actor John Hannah and Peter Ondrejička, a promising young Slovak actor in his first major role. Apart from them, the cast features Czech, Polish and German actors, a.o. Christoph Bach, Florian Panzner and Lars Rudolph.
The American Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will announce the nominees for the 93rd year of the Oscar Awards on March 15, 2021. The prestigious awards will then be presented on April 25, 2021 in the Dolby Theatre, Hollywood, Los Angeles.