Twenty-five years since its release, “Schindler’s List” will be rereleased in select theaters on Dec. 7, with picture and sound digital re-mastering supervised by director Steven Spielberg.
The film, starring Liam Neeson as Oskar Schindler, a German industrialist who saved the lives of more than 1,000 Jews by employing them in his factories during the Holocaust, was first released on Dec. 15, 1993. It won seven Academy Awards, including best picture and best director, and earned $321 million at the worldwide box office. Neeson was nominated for an Oscar, as was Ralph Fiennes for his chilling portrayal of Nazi SS officer Amon Göth.
In the 2017 HBO documentary “Spielberg,” the director talked about filming “on hallowed ground” at Auschwitz and how the little girl in the red dress—the only color in the black and white movie–“symbolized the Holocaust and the monstrous evil that no one did anything about,” he said. “It was emotionally the hardest movie I’ve ever made.”
In 2007, the American Film Institute ranked “Schindler’s List” eighth on its list of the 100 Best American Films of All Time.