Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Irena Sendler

According to imdb.com, this coming April, "Miss Irena's Children" will be featured on the Hallmark Hall of Fame. It is the story of Irena Sendler, the Polish social worker who was active in the Polish underground during World War II. Not only did she save the lives of 2,500 Jewish children by smuggling them out of the Warsaw ghetto, Irena was arrested for her acts, imprisoned and tortured by the Gestapo. The Polish resistance was able to bribe the authorities to release her and she spent the remainder of the war in hiding, but continued to rescue children from the Nazis' clutches. She was nominated for the Nobel Peace prize but lost to Al Gore and his slideshow on Global Warming. Irena died in 2007 at age 97. Anna Paquin is slated to star as Irena. More info in the coming months.

Director: John Kent Harrison (Pope John Paul II (2005), In Love and War (2001) (TV))
Writers: John Kent Harrison, Larry Spagnola
Filming Locations: Riga, Latvia

Anna Paquin ... Irena Sendler
Marcia Gay Harden ... Janina Sendler
Goran Visnjic ... Stephane
Michelle Dockery ... Eva Rozenfeld
Paul Freeman ... Monsignor Godlewski
Fiona Glascott ... Maria
Steve Speirs ... Piotr
Danny Webb ... Trojan
Scott Handy ... Michal Laski
Leigh Lawson ... Rabbi Rozenfeld
Iddo Goldberg ... Jacob Rozenfeld
Rebecca Night ... Danuta
Sofya Skya ... Mother
Rebecca Windheim ... Karolyna
Sakalas Uzdavinys ... Young Rabbi
Maja Ostaszewska ... Jadwiga
Krzysztof Pieczynski ... Dr. Janusz Korczak
Danuta Stenka ... Hannah Rozenfeld
Olga Boladz ... Zofia
Janis Reinis ... SS Officer
Sergejs Marcenko ... Jasio
Girts Krumins ... German Accountant
William Ellis ... Viktor
Elea Hofland ... Anna

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