Monday, February 24, 2014

No Place on Earth (2012)

Director: Janet Tobias

Writers: Janet Tobias, Paul Laikin, Esther Stermer

Composer: John Piscitello

Starring: Saul Stermer, Sam Stermer, Sonia Dodyk, Sima Dodyk, Yetta Stermer, Sol Wexler, Chris Nicola, Erin Grunstein Halpern, Cliff Stermer

More info: IMDb

Tagline: An incredible story of strength and survival.

Plot: While mapping out the largest cave system in Ukraine, explorer and investigator Chris Nicola discovers evidence that five Jewish families spent nearly a year and a half in the pitch-black caves to escape the Nazis. This is the story of the longest uninterrupted underground survival in recorded human history.

My rating: 8.5/10

Will I watch it again? Sure.

Excellent documentary.  Just when you think you've heard of all the different Holocaust survivor scenarios comes this remarkable story.  It's astonishing that these folks survived for nearly a year and a half deep inside a cave while death lurked just outside the entrance.  It's a well-made film, too, which makes for an entertaining and intriguing watch.  Highly recommended.

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