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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: with English subtitles
Running Time: 87
Date: 19/03/2013

The Last Days (1999)

4 Stars (out of 4)

Hungarian Horrors

By Jeffrey M. Anderson

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Steven Spielberg produced and James Moll directed this powerful Academy Award nominated 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. The survivors' tales are beautifully vivid and all the footage is either new or recently uncovered. None of it is old newsreel footage. 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. Note: the film won the Oscar for Best Documentary after this review was written.

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