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Modern teen Hannah Stern (Dunst) is indifferent to her Jewish faith and reluctant to attend her Aunt Eva's (Fletcher) Passover seder. After getting drunk, she passes out and is mysteriously transported to Poland in 1941, where she and her cousin Rivkah (Murphy) are imprisoned in a concentration camp and Hannah gets a first-hand look at faith and oppression. Pic doesn't play down the Nazi horrors and may not be suitable for the very young. Adapted from Jane Yolen's novel.

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Available on Running time 101 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Time Travel, The Holocaust, Concentration/Internment Camps, Judaism, Teen Angst
Robert J. Avrech
Kirsten Dunst, Brittany Murphy, Louise Fletcher, Paul Freeman, Mimi Rogers
Jacek Laskus
Donna Deitch
Frederic Talgorn

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The Devil's Arthmetic
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This movie takes place during the Holocaust times. It is kind of weird and a little confusing. Hannah Stern, a 13 year-old girl neglectful to her Jewish heritage and "tired of remembering," goes to open the door to the prophet Elijha during the Seder she finds herself in 1940s Poland. After being sent to a Nazi concentration camp she must use her knowledge of the future to survive the past and learn something about the importance of remembering.