About The Film
The gripping true story of a Jewish industrialist who saved hundreds of Dutch children from the death camps is recounted in this lavish award-winning WWII drama.
Actor Jeroen Spitzenberger brings magnetism and gravitas to the role of Walter Süskind, the German-born protagonist who flees to Amsterdam as the Nazis begin institutionalizing anti-Semitism, and as a member of the Dutch resistance movement, influences the fate of Jewish deportees. Joining the local Jewish Council charged with the devil’s work of overseeing the orderly transfer of fellow Jews, Süskind exploits his position to protect his family and maneuver some 600 children to safety. When a weak-minded SS commandant played by Karl Markovics (The Counterfeiters) realizes that his cat-and-mouse friendship with Süskind has been betrayed, the Nazis ruthlessly exact revenge.
Exploring the morally ambiguous, sometimes treacherous line between traitor and hero during times of war, the handsomely-mounted SÜSKIND was among the highest-grossing films in recent Netherlands box office history.
Film DetailsDirector: Rudolf van den Berg
Language: Dutch with subtitles
Running Time: 118 min.
Subjects: Biography, Drama, Holocaust, World War II