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And the Violins Stopped Playing (1988)

| Biography, Drama, War
This is the true story about a group of Romani's (gypsy) in occupied Poland during World War II as they confront the atrocities and tragedies of a forgotten holocaust.

Director:

Alexander Ramati

Writers:

Alexander Ramati (novel), Alexander Ramati (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Horst Buchholz ... Dymitr Mirga
Didi Ramati Didi Ramati ... Wala Mirga, Dymitr's wife
Piotr Polk ... Roman Mirga, Dymitr's son
Maya Ramati Maya Ramati ... Zoya Natkin / Mirga
Kasia Siwak Kasia Siwak ... Mara Mirga, Dymitr's daughter
Marne Maitland ... Sandu Mirga, Dymitr's father
Bettine Milne Bettine Milne ... Rosa Mirga, Dymitr's mother
Aldona Grochal Aldona Grochal ... Wala's Sister
Wieslaw Wójcik ... Bora Natkin, Zoya's father
Ernestyna Winnicka ... Zoya's mother
Marcin Tronski ... Dr. Josef Mengele
Jan Machulski ... Col. Krüger
Zitto Kazann Zitto Kazann ... Mikita
Wojciech Pastuszko Wojciech Pastuszko ... Koro, Mikita's son
Jacek Sas-Uhrynowski ... Pawel, Romans friend
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Storyline

Based upon the novel by the director, Alexander Ramati, this film follows Dymitra a Polish gypsy violinist, as he leads his family and friends in a desperate bid for freedom. Eventual capture leads them to Auschwitz where they face an inevitable end. Written by mahajanssen

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A forgotten holocaust in World War II.

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Biography | Drama | War

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Country:

Poland | USA

Language:

English

Also Known As:

De fredlösa See more »

Filming Locations:

Lódz, Lódzkie, Poland See more »

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Color
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The violin playing is very poorly mimed throughout. See more »

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A group of gypsies fleeing the Natzi's during World War II.
27 January 2001 | by georgegolembiewskiSee all my reviews

This is a good film that depicts a small group of gysies escaping the German army during World War II. The group is fleeing south from Poland through Czechoslovakia and Hungary. Bucholz gives a good performance as the gypsy leader who must mediate disputes. Through all their travail there is romance with the leaders adolescent daughter and a boy from another gypsy family. The film is unique in that the hunted are not Jews or prisoners of war, but gypsies. I was so glad to see someone,somewhere make a film where a group other than Jews are depicted as the targets of Natzi hatred. Sadly you may never see this film since it was shown only once on Showtime in mid-afternoon a number or years ago.


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