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My Mother's Courage Details

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This drama, set during WWII, was co-written by acclaimed playwright George Tabori and features the writer as both narrator and an observer during the filming of incidents from his mother's life. Elsa Tabori (Pauline Collins) is a polite and dignified woman who believes that if you do as you're told, things will work out for you. However, she lives in Budapest in the midst of Nazi occupation, and Elsa's optimism hardly seems practical when one is forced to wear a yellow Star of David. When Elsa witnesses the grim fate of Maria (Natalie Morse), a gentile who made the mistake of visiting a Jewish friend as the police were rounding up victims to be shipped to a concentration camp, she discovers that cooperation is no guarantee of safety -- and that she must find a way to save herself before she's sent to her death. Fate, however, soon intercedes in an unexpected display of benevolence. This was director Michael Verhoeven's third film concerning the holocaust in Europe, following Michael Verhoeven and Eine Unheilige Liebe. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

  • Release date:January 1, 1900

Cast

Pauline Collins
as Elsa Tabori
Ulrich Tukur
as Nazi Offizier
Natalie Morse
as Maria
Heribert Sasse
as Kellerman
Robert Giggenbach
as Cornelius Tabori
Buddy Elias
as Rabbi
Gunther Bothur
as Moustache
Simon Verhoeven
Gunther Bothur
as Moustache

Crew

Michael Verhoeven
Director
Michael Verhoeven
Producer
Veit Heiduschka
Producer
James Mitchell
Producer
Michael Verhoeven
Screenwriter
Theo Bierkens
Cinematographer
Michael Epp
Cinematographer
Julian Nott
Composer (Music Score)
Simon Verhoeven
Composer (Music Score)
David Freeman
Editor
Wolfgang Hundhammer
Production Designer
Rosemarie Hettmann
Costume Designer
Johannes Rommel
Sound/Sound Designer
Michelle Guish
First Assistant Director
Michelle Guish
Casting
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