Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Devil's Arithmetic Film

Jewish-American teen Hannah Stern (Kirsten Dunst) isn't much interested in her family's religious tradition. But her blasé attitude changes radically when she's suddenly transported back to a 1941 Nazi concentration camp. There, Hannah learns firsthand the horrors of the holocaust and the price her family and other Jews paid because of their heritage. Brittany Murphy, Louise Fletcher and Mimi Rogers co-star in director Donna Deitch's film. (Synopsis provided by Netflix)


The idea for this film (Based a novel by Jane Yolen.) is an interesting one. I enjoyed this film and the power that it holds. Today, there are many young people that don't care about the Holocaust or Shoah. But, by not caring, the tragedy is that they will forget, by forgetting, it is an opening for history to repeat itself. Which is something that the world can never let happen again. 
The film shows Hannah, what her relatives when through and it teaches her to appreciate passover and and the freedom she has to celebrate it. A truly moving film.

1 comment:

IntrovertedJen said...

I had no idea this was a movie. I haven't even read the book yet, but after I do, I'll have to watch the movie as well.