Sobibor (Russian: Собибор) is a 2018 Russian war drama film co-written, directed by and starring Konstantin Khabensky. The picture also stars Christopher Lambert and was released on 3 May 2018 in Russia. It was selected as the Russian entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 91st Academy Awards, but it was not nominated.

About the film:

A Soviet-Jewish prisoner-of-war spearheads a revolt and escape from a concentration camp in Nazi-occupied Poland, in SOBIBOR, Russia’s submission for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar.

The harrowing true story centers around Alexander Pechersky (venerated Russian filmmaker Konstantin Khabenskiy, also in the title role), a Red Army lieutenant and hero in the fight against Nazism. He is captured in October 1941 and sent to the small-scale but deadly Sobibór extermination camp. Horrified by the inhuman conditions, he organizes what becomes the most successful Nazi death camp uprising. Shadowing his every move is camp commandant Karl Frenzel (Christopher Lambert), whose sanity teeters. A highly graphic and disturbing depiction of Nazi atrocities, this unprecedented Russian box office hit is the country’s largest-ever Holocaust film production, funded with government support to commemorate the uprising’s 75th anniversary.

Visually, the film is one of the goriest of its kind. Its opening scene features the death throes of hundreds of naked women in a gas chamber. There’s a rape scene, immolation, savage beatings, floggings, stabbings, a bludgeoning to the head and firearm executions.

Sobibor (2019) Trailer:


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