Dramatic Stories

1945

About the Film 

An unwelcome arrival forces a remote Hungarian town to reckon with its wartime sins, in this gripping, superbly crafted black-and-white drama enhanced by striking cinematography and a melancholy score.

Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
91 minutes

An Act of Defiance

About the Film 

Set in South Africa’s incendiary segregation era, a gutsy lawyer risks career and family to defend Nelson Mandela and his inner circle, in this historical thriller filled with political and courtroom intrigue.

Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
123 minutes

A Bag of Marbles

About the Film 

Left to fend for themselves in Nazi-occupied France, two young Jewish brothers must rely on their courage and cunning to escape Nazi barbarism and avoid capture, in this lavish, suspenseful, family-friendly adventure.

Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
110 minutes

The Body Collector

About the Film 

A steely and idealistic investigative journalist fights to unmask a prominent art collector as a murderous Nazi war criminal, in this gripping true-life drama, the highest-rated miniseries in Dutch television history.

Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
142 minutes

The Boys from Brazil

About the Film 

Hollywood legends Gregory Peck and Laurence Olivier face off in a sinister plot to rekindle the Third Reich, in this ‘70s paranoia-fueled, sci-fi thriller about a conspiracy to clone Hitler and unleash a campaign of global terror, a chilling adaptation of Ira Levin’s book. With a scenery-chewing portrayal by Peck as Dr. Josef Mengele, this received Academy Award nominations for Olivier, Best Editing and composer Jerry Goldsmith’s ominous score.

Classic Film Series

Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
125 minutes

Budapest Noir

About the Film 

A hard-boiled reporter investigates the brutal murder of a prostitute, leading him into the dark underworld of 1930s pre-Nazi Hungary, in this stylish thriller, a politically-charged tale of corruption and betrayal.

Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
95 minutes

The Cakemaker

About the Film 

Unwittingly united in grief by a closet affair, a gay German baker and his deceased lover’s weary Israeli widow seek mutual catharsis, in this compassionate meditation on the human urge for connection.

Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
105 minutes

Foxtrot

About the Film 

Israel’s bold, controversial submission for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar, this audacious, brilliantly crafted critique of Israel’s military confronts the absurdity of war through the ordeal of a young Israeli soldier and his grief-stricken parents. Nominated for 13 Israeli Academy Awards.

Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
108 minutes

The Invisibles

About the Film 

This little-known story of Jewish teens and young adults who outlasted the Third Reich while hiding in Berlin, comes emotionally and vividly to life through an unusual hybrid docu-drama technique, to offer a powerful, uplifting message of resilience and courage.

Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
110 minutes

Jungle

About the Film 

Daniel Radcliffe’s journey deep into the Bolivian rainforest becomes a terrifying battle for survival, in this true-life thriller of an agonized trekker’s descent into hell, based on the bestselling memoir by Israeli explorer Yossi Ghinsberg.

Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
115 minutes

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