Official Trailer for 'Sobibor' About a Soviet Escaping from a Nazi Camp
by Alex Billington
March 1, 2019
"We'll never forgive them again." Samuel Goldwyn Films has debuted an official trailer for the true story World War II survival thriller Sobibor, about the revolt and escape at the concentration camp known as Sobibór in Poland. The story goes that, after only three weeks imprisoned at this Nazi death camp in Poland in 1943, Soviet Officer Alexander Pechersky organized a mass revolt and prison break, successfully escaping and helping many of the other prisoners escape as well. Many of the escapees were later caught and died - but the rest, led by Pechersky, eventually joined the resistance. The film stars Konstantin Khabenskiy as Pechersky, who is also making his directorial debut on this film, with a full cast including Christopher Lambert, Mariya Kozhevnikova, Michalina Olszanska, Philippe Reinhardt, Maximilian Dirr, Mindaugas Papinigis, and Wolfgang Cerny. This seems to be yet another intense WWII concentration camp film, but with some hope considering they did successfully rise up against their captors. Check it out.
Here's the official US trailer (+ two intl. posters) for Konstantin Khabenskiy's Sobibor, from YouTube:
Based on the true story, Sobibor tells of the heroism of Soviet Officer Alexander Pechersky. Sobibor was one of four concentration camps in Poland. Prisoners were not separated into two groups like many of the other camps: fit or unfit for work. Those who arrived in Sobibor were doomed for death. With the greatest odds against him, our hero managed to do the impossible — in only three weeks he organized a daring revolt, which aided the mass escape of Sobibor's condemned prisoners. Some of the escapees were caught and shot, but the rest followed Pechersky and managed to escape. They joined the resistance to fight the Nazis. Pechersky’s victory was such an embarrassment, the camp was dismantled at Himmler's order & Alexander considered one of the Great Russian heroes of WW2. Sobibor is directed by Russian actor now filmmaker Konstantin Khabenskiy, making his directorial debut. The screenplay is by Anna Chernakova nad Michael Edelstein, based on Ilya Vasiliev's book. This film sold at the Cannes Market last year. Samuel Goldwyn will release Khabenskiy's Sobibor direct-to-VOD starting April 2nd coming up. How does it look?
Looks like a film with a worthy true story. Pretty intense. I'll check it out.
THE_RAW_ on Mar 1, 2019
Ok, it looks intense, but it also almost looks like an action film in concentration camp. Besides, I think we had enough films about those places and less about the cause in human nature for that. Especially today when profascists are all around us again. To say it at least ...
shiboleth on Mar 1, 2019
Yea, I agree with all you've just said, shiboleth. As I've recommended to you before, read Ernest Becker's The Denial of Death for a pretty good analysis about human nature that causes stuff like this to occur.
thespiritbo on Mar 2, 2019
Thanks Bo for your comment and for your recommendation of, I trust, a great book. At a moment, I have to work on my doctorate so I have no time to read other books than ones that I need. But I do write notes about good books and yours are there. So, at some point, if I get hold of them (or some of them), I'll report back. As for me, I'm not easy on recommending books since I always tend (or plan) to read books about things that people are not necessarily as interested as I am. I might be overstating it but I believe books that we choose are something personal for all of us and I don't want to impose. But of course, it's on other people to consider what they want. Anyway, to cut it short, there's a British historian, Tony Judt, whose books I also to read more after I get more time. He has written much about the state of affair in societies, not just politically but also in any other way, after the WWII, its impact on people and reflecting on it. One of his great books that I'm interested in that respect is 'Postwar: A History of Europe since 1945'. To say at least. Here, I hope I didn't write too much again ... Cheers ...
shiboleth on Mar 3, 2019
The One you feed...!
DAVIDPD on Mar 3, 2019
I didn't expect that at all.
cloberts19 on Mar 3, 2019
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