The Russian Oscar Committee has nominated military drama of Konstantin Khabensky “Sobibor” for the award “Oscar” in the category “Best foreign language film”. This was announced by the producer and Committee member, Alexander Rodnyansky, writes the edition “jellyfish”.
The picture of the “Sobibor” was for Knightley directorial debut. She talks about the uprising in the same Nazi death camp, which was located on the territory of Poland. It happened on 14 October 1943. Led a rebellion born in the Ukrainian Kremenchug ethnic Jew Alexander Pechersky. He played the role of himself the actor. According to official data, 420 of the 550 prisoners “Sobibor” attacked the guards and fled from the camp. 80 people were killed, the rest managed to flee.
After a successful escape, Alexander Aronovich was in the penal battalion, was wounded and disabled. The feat of the caves was suppressed in the postwar Soviet Union, he received only the medal “For military merit” and the essay “the Uprising in Sobibor”, written on the basis of his memoirs, was forbidden to publish. A war hero died in 1990 and was buried in Rostov-on-don.
Russian adaptation sobiborski event was not the first display of the history of Alexander Pechersky on the big screen. In 1987, it was filmed by Jack gold, based on the books by Richard rashke “From the ashes of Sobibor” and Stanislav Szmajzner “Hell in Sobibor”. The main role in the film, then played by Dutch actor Rutger Hauer. At this early adaptation was quite warmly received by critics and won two Golden globes, and the film Knightley received mixed reviews and was not marked by major awards.
Recall, for entry into the shortlist for Oscar nomination “Best foreign language film” “Sobibor” will compete with the tragicomedy of the Ukrainian Director Sergei Loznitsa “Donbass”. The film tells about the life of the occupied Ukrainian territories of Donetsk and Lugansk regions. At the Cannes film festival this year, she won the prize for best Director at the program “the Special sight”. In Ukrainian, the film will be released on 18 October.