My Mother's Courage

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My Mother's Courage ★★ Mutters Courage 1995

Based on writer George Tabori's memoir of his Jewish mother, Elsa (Collins), who managed to escape deportation from Budapest in 1944. Her husband is in prison, her sons have left the country, but an unwavering Elsa remains to care for her asthmatic sister. Finally, she is detained and sent to the railyard to be deported—until she confronts a Nazi official and manages to obtain her release. German with subtitles. 88m/C VHS, DVD . GE GB Pauline Collins, Ulrich Tukur, Natalie Morse; D: Michael Verhoeven; W: Michael Verhoeven; C: Michael Epp, Theo Bierkes; M: Julian Nott, Simon Verhoeven.