Sobibor (Russian: Собибор) is a 2018 Russian war drama film сo-written, directed by and starring Konstantin Khabensky. The picture also stars Christopher Lambert and was released on 3 May, 2018 in Russia. It was selected as the Russian entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 91st Academy Awards, but it was not nominated.
|Directed by||Konstantin Khabensky|
|Music by||Kuzma Bodrov|
|Language||Russian, German, Polish, Yiddish|
|Box office||$5 million|
The film is based on a real story that happened in 1943 in the Sobibor concentration camp in German-occupied Poland. The main character of the movie is the Soviet-Jewish soldier Alexander Pechersky, who at that time was serving in the Red Army as a lieutenant. In October 1943, he was captured by the Nazis and deported to the Sobibor concentration camp, where Jews were being exterminated in gas chambers. But, in just 3 weeks, Alexander was able to plan an international uprising of prisoners from Poland and Western Europe. This uprising resulted in being the only successful one throughout the war, which led to the largest escape of prisoners from a Nazi concentration camp.
Initially the project was titled "Legend of the Escape". In early reports, Andrey Malyukov was credited as director, but at a press conference in September 2017, it was revealed that Khabensky in fact directed the film.
- Escape from Sobibor — 1987 television film about the same topic.
- List of submissions to the 91st Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film
- List of Russian submissions for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film
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