One of the most critically acclaimed films of the 1990s, Schindler’s List retells the true story of Oskar Schindler, a German Catholic industrialist who sought his fortune in the aftermath of the German invasion of Poland by exploiting his membership of the Nazi Party and cheap Jewish labour.
But as the horror of the events surrounding him became apparent, Schindler risked everything to protect and save the lives of more than 1,100 Jews by sheltering them in his factory. Spectacularly shot in monochrome, the images are stylish, elegant, profoundly moving and increasingly more disturbing. Arguably Spielberg’s most passionate film, Schindler’s List is also one of his most restrained, avoiding the sentimentality that featured strongly in his previous work. It’s one of the best war films ever made, and ranks among the greatest pictures of all time.