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All My Loved Ones

Co-producers, Olaf Lubaszenko, Cestmir Kopecky, Cezary Pazura, Martin Sulik.

Co-producers, Olaf Lubaszenko, Cestmir Kopecky, Cezary Pazura, Martin Sulik.

Directed by Matej Minac. Screenplay, Jiri Hubac. Camera (Filmmove color), Dodo Simoncic; editor, Patrik Pass; music, Janusz Stoklosa; art director, Martin Kurel; costume designer, Jarmila Konecna. Reviewed at Palm Springs Film Festival , Jan. 19, 2000. Original Slovak title: Vsichni moji blizci. Running time: 92 MIN.

With: Josef Abrham, Jiri Bartoska, Branislav Holicek, Libuse Safrankova, Ondrej Vetchy, Rupert Graves, Marian Labuda.

In “All My Loved Ones,” the timeless tragedy of Jews lost to the Holocaust is revisited with mixed results by Matej Minac, Czech specialist in docs about the Jewish experience who has recently moved into features. Clearly inspired by, though not in the same dramatic league as, “Schindler’s List,” pic is marred by uneven perfs and lacks the intensity to make it a likely candidate for specialized pickup Stateside, but will perform nicely on fest rounds.

Beginning as a gentle story of the creative Silberstein family, led by Jakub (an affecting Josef Abrham), drama gradually transforms into a hackneyed tale of the rescue of hundreds of Czech children by Brit humanitarian Nicholas Winton (Rupert Graves). Jakub thinks he’s made a deal by purchasing a villa for next to nothing, but it’s his first in a series of terrible miscalculations as Hitler overruns Eastern Europe. Drama’s primary power is aud’s awareness of Jakub’s blind faith in bourgeois stability and family unity, which is, paradoxically, what holds together the clan and keeps most of them from escaping the Nazis. Minac noted during fest that among Winton’s rescued kinder was helmer Karel Reisz.

All My Loved Ones

(SLOVAK REPUBLIC-- CZECH REPUBLIC--POLAND--GERMANY)

Production: An In Film Praha presentation, supported by Eurimages. Produced by Rudolf Biermann, Jiri Bartoska. Lyn Clinton. Executive producer, Veronika Marczuk-Pazura.

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