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Rescuers: Stories of Courage: Two Couples (1998)

PG | | Drama | TV Movie 10 May 1998
Two fact-based tales about citizens who risked everything, including their lives, to save Holocaust victims.

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Paul Monash (teleplay), Cy Chermak (teleplay) | 9 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Dana Delany ... Johtje Vos
Martin Donovan ... Aart Vos (segment "Aart and Johtje Vos")
Hugo Haenen Hugo Haenen ... SS Lieutenant (segment "Aart and Johtje Vos")
Tom Jansen Tom Jansen ... Ginkel (segment "Aart and Johtje Vos")
Nigel Bennett ... Kurt (segment "Aart and Johtje Vos")
Marilyn Lightstone ... Johtje's Mother (segment "Aart and Johtje Vos")
Harry Spiegel Harry Spiegel ... Herkos (segment "Aart and Johtje Vos")
Hayley Lochner Hayley Lochner ... Hetty (segment "Aart and Johtje Vos")
Cayda Rubin Cayda Rubin ... Barbara (segment "Aart and Johtje Vos")
Michael Seater ... Peter (segment "Aart and Johtje Vos")
Nicole Zarry Nicole Zarry ... Alice (segment "Aart and Johtje Vos")
Michael Vieira Michael Vieira ... Nap (segment "Aart and Johtje Vos")
Carly Wijs ... Rebecca (segment "Aart and Johtje Vos")
Richard Clarkin ... Simon (segment "Aart and Johtje Vos")
James Kidnie ... Arnold (segment "Aart and Johtje Vos")
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Two fact-based tales about citizens who risked everything, including their lives, to save Holocaust victims.

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Rated PG for thematic elements, violence and brief language | See all certifications »
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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

10 May 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Due Coppie See more »

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Two Beautiful True Stories of Sympathy of Two European Couples
8 July 2004 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

1) `Aart and Johtje Vos'

Directed by Tim Hunter

In Amsterdam, in the Second World War, Aart Vos (Martin Donovan) and Johtje Vos (Dana Delany) is a Dutch couple, who jeopardize their own family lives lodging many Jews in their house. In a moment, they have thirty-six persons living and sharing their rationed food with them. My vote is eight.

2) `Marie Taquet'

Directed by Lynne Littman

In Jamoigne, Belgium, in the Second World War, Emile Taquet (Alfred Molina) and Marie Taquet (Linda Hamilton) is a couple without children, who takes care of eighty boys in a school, most of them Jews, like they were their own sons. In the end of the war, the parents and relatives come to have their sons back, and the orphans are not allowed to be adopted by them and are sent to Palestine. My vote is eight.

Both true stories are very beautiful and show that even in the worst periods of mankind, good persons do exist, no matter their nationalities, ethnic groups or religions. Impossible not empathize with such persons, who made the difference and deserve this homage for what they did, showed through these films. A great moment is when the picture of the real Madame Taquet is shown in the end of the story with the information that, in 1988, all the boys came together to visit her, and on the following year she died. It seems that her mission on Earth had finished. My vote in IMDB is eight.

Title (Brazil): `Histórias de Coragem 2 – Dois Casais' (`Stories of Courage: Two Couples')


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