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Cyril Shaps

Cyril Shaps


Birthdate: October 13, 1923

Deathdate: January 1, 2003

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The Pianist (2002)

In September 1939, W?adys?aw Szpilman, a Polish-Jewish pianist, plays on radio in Warsaw when the station is bombed during Nazi Germany's invasion of Poland at the outbreak of World War II. Hoping for a quick victory, Szpilman rejoices with family at home when learning that Britain and France hav...
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Solomon & Gaenor (2000)

A young Orthodox Jew (Ioan Gruffudd) in 1911 South Wales tries to make his living by peddling fabrics door to door in the South Wales Valleys, but to do so he decides he must hide his ethnicity. On one of his sales he meets and falls in love with a demure young Gentile woman (Nia Roberts) with a ...
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The Lost Son (1999)

Xavier Lombard is a Parisian private detective based in London. His best friend is Nathalie, a high-class call girl. He gets a telephone call from an old friend in the Paris police department, now a businessman whose brother-in-law is missing. The missing man's parents hire Xavier over their daug...
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The End of the Affair (1999)

Novelist Maurice Bendrix (Ralph Fiennes) narrates the film as he begins a book with the line "This is a diary of hate." On a rainy London night in 1946, Bendrix has a chance meeting with Henry Miles (Stephen Rea), husband of his former mistress Sarah (Julianne Moore), who abruptly ended their aff...
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The Governess (1998)

Set in the 1830s, the story centers on Rosina da Silva, the sophisticated eldest daughter of a wealthy Jewish Italian family living in a small enclave of Sephardic London Jews. When her father is murdered on the street and leaves behind numerous debts, she forsakes an arranged marriage to an olde...
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Holocaust (1978)

Overview Details This groundbreaking miniseries explores a decade in the lives of the members of an extended Jewish family and a German lawyer who becomes a Nazi officer. As the horrific events of the holocaust unfold, all will face unthinkable decisions and fates. Featuring a superb cast that ...
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The Spy Who Loved Me (1977)

British and Soviet ballistic-missile submarines mysteriously disappear. James Bond—MI6 agent 007—is summoned to investigate. On the way, he escapes an ambush by Soviet agents in Austria, killing one during a downhill ski chase, and escaping via a Union Flag parachute. Bond learns that the plans f...
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Jesus of Nazareth (1977)

Passion, beauty, and brilliant storytelling are all on display in this six-hour-plus epic from Italian director Franco Zeffirelli. Robert Powell is superb in the title role, and with the overwhelming success of this TV movie throughout the world, has perhaps become what Jesus looks like in many p...
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The Hiding Place (1975)

As the Nazis invade Holland in 1940, Corrie and her family allow Jews to hide in a part of their home that is specially remodeled by members of the Dutch Resistance. However, the Nazis eventually discover that Corrie and her family are hiding Jews, and on February 29, 1944, the family and their f...
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Operation Daybreak (1975)

Operation Daybreak (also known as The Price of Freedom in the US) is a 1975 World War II film based on the true story of Operation Anthropoid, the assassination of SS General Reinhard Heydrich in Prague. Starring Anthony Andrews, Timothy Bottoms and Martin Shaw, it was directed by Lewis Gilbert a...
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11 Harrowhouse (1974)

In England, a small-time diamond merchant (Grodin) is unexpectedly offered the chance to supervise the purchase and cutting of an extremely large diamond to be named for its wealthy owner (Howard). When the diamond is stolen from him, he is blackmailed into pulling off a major heist at "The Syste...
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The Looking Glass War (1970)

From the John le Carre novel about a British spy who sends a Polish defector to East Germany to verify missile sites.