June 1943, Germany. The Nazi regime has declared Berlin "judenfrei"- free of Jews. However, 7,000 Jews have succeeded in pulling off the unthinkable. Hiding in attics, basements, and warehouses, and protected by courageous Berliners, they have become invisible to the authorities. 'The Resistance' tells the story of four survivors. Cioma (Max Mauff) is an art student who uses his drafting skills to forge passports in exchange for food ration cards; Hanni (Alice Dwyer) dyes her hair blond and tries to pass as Aryan; teenager Eugen is handed to a succession of sympathetic Communist families; and Ruth (Ruby O. Fee) must resort to roaming the streets before being taken in by a surprising protector.
History from the Sharp End
- The Resistance review by KW
Interesting bio pic film covering the small band of Jewish people who survived the world war 2 living and working in Berlin. Well told and the performances of actors recreating the life of the actual people were excellent. If you have an interest in the period a film well worth watching.
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A Good Addition To Holocaust History
- The Resistance review by JP
We often see films about Jewish people being dragged away to the death camps. But there are other stories not as well known. Instead of,'Resistance,' I would have called the film, 'Hiding.' The real life people tell the story of their survival in Berlin throughout WWII. The acting by their film counterparts is excellent. Yes! There were Good Germans who saved Jews. Why don't we learn the lessons of history? I knew people hidden during the war as children. We went to school together in America. What stories they had.