THE AUSCHWITZ ESCAPE
2021 | Dir Peter Bebjak | 94 mins | Slovakia | Germany
Slovakia’s Oscar submission for best international film tells the true story of two Auschwitz prisoners (Noel Czuczor and Peter Ondrejicka) who escaped hell and provided a rare first-hand and shocking report of genocide at the camp. After meticulous planning and with the help and resilience of their fellow prisoners, they manage to escape. While the inmates they had left behind courageously stand their ground against the Nazi camp officers, the two men are driven to survive by the hope that their evidence could save lives. Emaciated and hurt, they make their way through the rugged mountains back to Slovakia ready to share their horrific report to the United States Red Cross. Gripping and harrowing at every turn, The Auschwitz Escape honours the power of truth in a world that might not be ready to hear it. English, Czech, Polish, Slovak, German with English subtitles.
The David Lean Cinema receives a share of the ticket price.
Available to watch for 48 hours after purchase.
Distributor: Signature Entertainment – no account required.