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Out of the ashes [videorecording] / Showtime presents a Contenders Only/Cypress Point production in association with Ardent Productions, a Joseph Sargent film ; produced by Lee Levinson ; screenplay by Anne Meredith ; directed by Joseph Sargent.


  • DVD DVD
  • ISBN: 1594470030
  • Description: 1 videodisc (110 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: [United States] : Showtime Entertainment, [2004], c2002.

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Library Location Call Number Status Due Date
Merrimack College Display (1st) D805. P7 O98 2004 (DVD Merrimack only) (Text to phone) On Display -
Salem Adult DVD DVD/FIC/O (Text to phone) Available -

Content descriptions

General Note: Originally broadcast by Showtime Apr. 13, 2003.
Based on the book "I was a doctor in Auschwitz" by Dr. Gisella Perl.
Creation/Production Credits Note: Director of photography, Donald M. Morgan ; editor, Michael Brown ; music, Charles Bernstein ; costume designer, Daiva Petrulyte ; production designer, Jeff Ginn.
Participant or Performer Note: Christine Lahti, Bruce Davison, Jonathan Cake, Jolyon Baker, Jessica Beichman, Oliver Cotton, Michelle Fine, Richard Crenna, Beau Bridges.
Summary: Perl spent WWII in charge of the woman's infirmary at Auschwitz. Hoping to leave her nightmares behind her after the liberation, she applies for American citizenship in 1946. However, she is hauled into military court to explain how much she "collaborated" with the Nazis during the war. The U.S. officials are especially disturbed by the number of illegal abortions Perl performed at the camp. Perl struggles to explain how she terminated the lives of the unborn to save thousands of pregnant women from the gas chambers.
Target Audience Note: MPAA rating: R; for violence/cruelty and some nudity.
System Details Note: DVD, Region 1, full screen presentation; Dolby Digital.
Language Note: Closed-captioned. Includes Spanish dubbed version.
Levinson, Lee. (Added Author). Meredith, Anne. (Added Author). Sargent, Joseph, 1925- (Added Author). Lahti, Christine. (Added Author). Davison, Bruce, 1946- (Added Author). Cake, Jonathan, 1968- (Added Author). Baker, Jolyon. (Added Author). Beitchman, Jessica. (Added Author). Cotton, Oliver, 1944- (Added Author). Fine, Michelle. (Added Author). Crenna, Richard, 1927-2003 (Added Author). Bridges, Beau. (Added Author). Morgan, Donald M. (Added Author). Brown, Michael. (Added Author). Bernstein, Charles. (Added Author). Petrulyte, Daiva. (Added Author). Perl, Gisella. I was a doctor in Auschwitz. (Added Author). Showtime Networks. (Added Author). Contenders Only (Firm) (Added Author). Cypress Point (Firm) (Added Author). Ardent Productions (Firm) (Added Author). Showtime Entertainment. (Added Author).

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