Exile In Shanghai

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Exile In Shanghai

During World War II many European Jews found refuge in Shanghai, the only place in the world that immigrants could enter without a visa and without paying an exorbitant amount of money. Many European Jews found refuge there.  Most of the refugees lived in the Honku neighborhood and created their own version of Viennese-German culture.  In late 1943 the Japanese government succumbed to German pressure and created a ghetto for the city’s 14,000 Jews. When the ghetto was dismantled after the war, the Jews had nowhere to go – some managed to emigrate to North and South America, while others waited helplessly. Once the State of Israel was established, many of the Shanghai refugees finally decided to settle there.

Festivals and Awards:

Forum, Berlinale, Germany, 1997; San Francisco Film Festival, USA, 1997; Munich Film Festival, Germany, 1997

Director: Ulrike Ottinger

Producer: Ulrike Ottinger, Mark Rozenbaum

Production Company: Ulrike Ottinger Filmproduction

Cinematographer: Ulrike Ottinger

Editor: Bettina Boehler

Original Soundtrack: Collection Raymond Wolff

Supporter(s): The New Fund for Cinema and Television, the Israeli Film Center

Cast: Gertrude Alexander, Theodor Alexander, Rena Krasno, Inna Mink, Georges Spunt, Geoffrey V. Heller

Co-Production: Transfax Film Productions Ltd.

Distributor: World Sales Ulrike Ottinger Filmproduktion

Subtitles: English, German, Hebrew

Film Name in Hebrew: גלות שנחאי

During World War II many European Jews found refuge in Shanghai, the only place in the world that immigrants could enter without a visa and without paying an exorbitant amount of money. Many European Jews found refuge there.  Most of the refugees lived in the Honku neighborhood and created their own version of Viennese-German culture.  In late 1943 the Japanese government succumbed to German pressure and created a ghetto for the city’s 14,000 Jews. When the ghetto was dismantled after the war, the Jews had nowhere to go – some managed to emigrate to North and South America, while others waited helplessly. Once the State of Israel was established, many of the Shanghai refugees finally decided to settle there.

Festivals and Awards:

Forum, Berlinale, Germany, 1997; San Francisco Film Festival, USA, 1997; Munich Film Festival, Germany, 1997

Director: Ulrike Ottinger

Producer: Ulrike Ottinger, Mark Rozenbaum

Production Company: Ulrike Ottinger Filmproduction

Cinematographer: Ulrike Ottinger

Editor: Bettina Boehler

Original Soundtrack: Collection Raymond Wolff

Supporter(s): The New Fund for Cinema and Television, the Israeli Film Center

Cast: Gertrude Alexander, Theodor Alexander, Rena Krasno, Inna Mink, Georges Spunt, Geoffrey V. Heller

Co-Production: Transfax Film Productions Ltd.

Distributor: World Sales Ulrike Ottinger Filmproduktion

Subtitles: English, German, Hebrew

Film Name in Hebrew: גלות שנחאי

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