Unlikely Heroes (2003)

Genres - History  |   Sub-Genres - Biography, Military & War, Race & Ethnicity, Social History  |   Release Date - Sep 3, 2004 (USA - Limited)  |   Run Time - 119 min.  |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Directed by Richard Trank and narrated by Ben Kingsley, Unlikely Heroes revolves around the largely untold tales of Jewish heroism during the Nazi regime. The film is supplemented with touching personal artifacts and rare footage from the Holocaust era, most of which was found in an extensive search throughout various European archives. Though much of the credit for the decline of Adolph Hitler rightfully falls on the shoulders of the worldwide military effort to defeat him, Unlikely Heroes offers members of the Jewish resistance a chance to discuss their personal contributions to ending -- and occasionally merely surviving -- one of the most violent periods in history.

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art, courage, defiance, dignity, Holocaust, human-spirit, Nazi, passive-resistance, spirituality, unsung-heroes