For Those I Loved
|For Those I Loved|
|Directed by||Robert Enrico|
|Produced by||Pierre David
|Written by||Max Gallo|
|Music by||Maurice Jarre|
|Studio||Les Productions Mutuelles Ltée Producteurs Associés TF1 Films Production|
|Distributed by||Cinema International Corporation (CIC) Les Films René Malo|
|Release dates||7 June 1990 in USA, 9 November 1983 in France, 12 October 1983 in Canada|
|Running time||145 min|
The movie is based on a book titled For Those I Loved written by Martin Gray. The main character in the book belonged to the Reform Jews, where he lived with his family in Warsaw Ghetto after the Nazi invasion of Poland. The character supports his family and friends with supplies and joins the Resistance.
He is deported to the Treblinka camp, where he manages to survive and then escape. Afterwards he joins the partisan forces and then the Red Army, taking part in the capture of Berlin.
After the war he left the Red Army and went in search of his grandmother, the sole survivor of his family.
He found his grandmother in New York, after he emigrated to America. He moved to the USA and became a successful businessman. Then he married Dina, with whom he had four children. After the birth of their first child, the subject moved with his family back to Europe, so to France. There in 1970 his wife and children tragically lose their lives in a forest fire.
In 1976 he marries again and has three children and starts a foundation to teach others about his experiences.
Holocaust historian Gitta Sereny has dismissed Gray’s book as a forgery in a 1979 article in New Statesman magazine, writing that "Gray's For Those I Loved was the work of Max Gallo the ghostwriter, who also produced Papillon.
- Sereny, Gitta. "The Men Who Whitewash Hitler", New Statesman, Vol. 98, No. 2537, November 2, 1979, pp. 670-73.
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The CD soundtrack composed by Maurice Jarre is available on Music Box Records label ().
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