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Schindler's List
Directed by Steven Spielberg
Produced by Steven Spielberg,
Branko Lustig,
Gerald R. Molen,
Lew Rywin (co-producer)
Written by Steven Zaillian (screenplay)
Based on Schindler's Ark by Thomas Keneally
Starring Liam Neeson,
Ben Kingsley,
Ralph Fiennes
Music by John Williams
Cinematography Janusz Kaminski
Editing by Michael Kahn
Distributed by Universal Pictures
Running time 195 minutes
Country United States
Language English/Hebrew/German/Polish
Budget $25 million (estimated)

Schindler's List is a 1993 American movie set in World War II, and directed by Steven Spielberg. It is based on Schindler's Ark, a 1982 book by Thomas Keneally. The movie and the book owe their names to the list of over a thousand Jews who worked in the title character's factory.



It is about businessman Oskar Schindler who saves thousands of Jews from being killed in the Holocaust by putting them to work in a factory. His list was the list of Jews he wanted to save.


  • Liam Neeson as Oskar Schindler
  • Ben Kingsley as Itzhak Stern
  • Ralph Fiennes as Amon Göth
  • Caroline Goodall as Emilie Schindler
  • Jonathan Sagall as Poldek Pfefferberg
  • Embeth Davidtz as Helen Hirsch
  • Małgorzata Gebel as Wiktoria Klonowska
  • Mark Ivanir as Marcel Goldberg
  • Beatrice Macola as Ingrid
  • Andrzej Seweryn as Julian Scherner
  • Friedrich von Thun as Rolf Czurda
  • Jerzy Nowak as Investor
  • Norbert Weisser as Albert Hujar
  • Anna Mucha as Danka Dresner
  • Adi Nitzan as Mila Pfefferberg
  • Piotr Polk as Leo Rosner
  • Rami Heuberger as Joseph Bau
  • Ezra Dagan as Rabbi Menasha Lewartow
  • Elina Löwensohn as Diana Reiter
  • Hans-Jörg Assmann as Julius Madritsch
  • Hans-Michael Rehberg as Rudolf Höß
  • Daniel Del Ponte as Josef Mengele
  • Oliwia Dąbrowska as the Girl in Red


The movie was nominated for 12 and won seven Academy Awards, including one for Best Picture. Spielberg won another for Best Director.


Among others such as Citizen Kane and Sunset Boulevard, it has been called one of the greatest movies ever. In 1998, the American Film Institute selected it as the ninth most popular of all time in their 100 Years... 100 Movies list.

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