The Devil's Arithmetic

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Overview

Mysteriously transported back to the German-occupied Poland, a young Jewish-American girl who has ignored her heritage begins to learn the true meaning of survival in Showtime Entertainment's release of Donna Deitch's affecting drama. Presented in 1.33:1 full-frame, the feature offers audio in a selection of either closed-captioned English Dolby Digital Stereo or Spanish Dolby Digital Stereo. Bonus materials include filmographies, a photo gallery, and a web link.
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Overview

Mysteriously transported back to the German-occupied Poland, a young Jewish-American girl who has ignored her heritage begins to learn the true meaning of survival in Showtime Entertainment's release of Donna Deitch's affecting drama. Presented in 1.33:1 full-frame, the feature offers audio in a selection of either closed-captioned English Dolby Digital Stereo or Spanish Dolby Digital Stereo. Bonus materials include filmographies, a photo gallery, and a web link.
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Special Features

Closed Caption; Filmographies; Photo gallery; Spanish-language track; Closed captioned; Web link
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/21/2004
  • UPC: 758445305821
  • Original Release: 1999
  • Rating:

  • Source: Showtime Ent.
  • Time: 1:37:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 9,799

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Kirsten Dunst Hannah
Brittany Murphy Rivkah
Paul Freeman Rabbi
Mimi Rogers Lenore
Louise Fletcher Aunt Eva
Nitzan Sharran Ariel
Shelly Skandrani Leah
Kirsty McFarland Yetta
Technical Credits
Donna Deitch Director
Maria Armstrong Casting
Robert J. Avrech Executive Producer, Screenwriter
Chris Ciaffa Executive Producer
Jay Cohen Executive Producer
Catherine Fogarty Casting
Lee Gottsegen Producer
Dustin Hoffman Executive Producer
Ros Hubbard Casting
John Hubbard Casting
Robin Katz Editor
Jacek Laskus Cinematographer
Gregory Melton Production Designer
Lisa Ann Porter Casting
Mimi Rogers Executive Producer
Murray Schisgal Producer
Frederic Talgorn Score Composer
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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Dustin Hoffman [2:03]
2. Far From Your World [6:58]
3. Opening the Door [11:00]
4. The Wedding [11:37]
5. New Arrivals [9:58]
6. History Lessons [7:16]
7. In the Future [8:15]
8. The Escape [9:29]
9. Inhumanity [8:52]
10. Passover [7:22]
11. It Is Meant to Be [5:45]
12. My Rivkah [8:49]
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Menu

Side #1 --
   Play Movie
   Scene Selection
   Special Features
      Filmographies
         Kirsten Dunst
         Louise Fletcher
         Mimi Rogers
      Languages
         English
         Spanish
      Other Titles of Interest
         The Sweetest Gift
         Summer's End
         Restless Spirits
         Time at the Top
         Escape From Wildcat Canyon
      Photo Gallery
      Weblink
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Customer Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    2 thumbs up

    I just watched this movie in my class. and i cried to tears. this movie was so vivid that you actually felt like you were there. it is excellent but very sad at the same time.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Whoa.

    I am currently watching this movie in my Social Studies class. It "true to its roots" does have some disturbing/upsetting scenes that I think littler children should stay clear of. It depicts a true and devastating time in the world when the Nazi Germans ruled the majority of Europe, with a modern and mystical twist. Kirsten Dunst plays an eighteen year old named Hana, who couldn't be more unwilling to take part of her family's Jewish traditions. After drinking too much wine, she passes out while opening the door for Elijah "a Jewish tradition", and she is transported back to 1941 with her cousin, Rifka "spell check". They are captured and relocated to the East "a concentration camp", and the horrors of the Holocaust are relived throughout the "years" spent at the camp, and Hana develops an extreme sense of appreciation towards the traditions and stories she always passed up. I highly recommend this movie, but I'd say it's rather sad and they do show hanging and bleeding and more, so littler children shouldn't watch this movie. I hope you enjoy it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Really interesting and a movie you really want to watch!

    I thought the movie was so good. I watched it my eighth grade year in my class because we were learning about Hitler and everything. The movie was so moving and realistic. It makes you think and really makes you feel that people of different races had it so badly back then it wasn't even funny. It makes you want to cry and its really sad. The graphics looked so real it made the movie better. I'm telling you that you need to watch this movie.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    outstanding!!!!!!!

    Our class (I go to a private school) had to read the book with our teacher.We liked it so much that our teacher brought the video.The movie was sad but good.It brought our class to tears.THANK YOU MRS.FRISKE!!!! WE LOVE AND MISS YOU!!!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    I Leared A Lot

    I would like to thank my teacher Mrs.Cooper for reading the book and watching the movie with me and the class. We have learned a lot about the concentation camps and the way Germans treated the Jews. It was one thousand tears and one thousand thoughts. I would recomend this movie to all teachers.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 6, 2001

    Very Educational and dramatic

    I really liked this movie. i am currently reading the book. i think everyone should watch this if they want to be better at their history. It is like what really happened.

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