Combustible Celluloid
Own it:
With: Tom Lantos, Bill Basch, Alice Lok Cahana, Renee Firestone, Irene Zisblatt
Written by: n/a
Directed by: James Moll
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for graphic images and descriptions of Holocaust atrocities
Language: English, German, Hungarian, with English subtitles
Running Time: 87
Date: 03/04/1999

The Last Days (1999)

4 Stars (out of 4)

Hungarian Horrors

By Jeffrey M. Anderson

Steven Spielberg produced and James Moll directed this powerful Academy Award-winning documentary about five Hungarian Jews who survived the Holocaust in 1945. By the time Hitler invaded Hungary, he was more bent on destroying Jews than winning the war. Eschewing old newsreel footage and utilizing only either new or recently uncovered footage, the survivors' tales are beautifully, vividly told. One survivor, Tom Lantos, is a current Congressman in Northern California. The Last Days is a life-affirming and moving experience that should not be missed.

In 2021, the film was restored and released on Netflix, and is still worth seeing.

Movies Unlimtied