Movie 'To Be or Not to Be'

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A bad Polish actor is just trying to make a living when Poland is invaded by the Germans in World War II. His wife has the habit of entertaining young polish officers while he's on stage, which is also a source of depression to him. When one of her officers comes back on a Secret Mission, the actor takes charge and comes up with a plan for them to escape. remake of Ernst Lubitsch's 1942 black comedy with the same name.

United States of America English

  • a.k.a. Mel Brooks' To Be or Not to Be

Germany German (Deutsch)

Sein oder Nichtsein

Mitglieder einer Warschauer Schauspieltruppe werden während der deutschen Besatzung in den Versuch eines polnischen Kollaborateurs verwickelt, die Untergrundbewegung zu verraten, und vereiteln dies durch Einsatz ihrer schauspielerischen Fähigkeiten. Wiederverfilmung des durch Ernst Lubitsch 1942 berühmt gewordenen anti-nazistischen Stoffes, die zwar stellenweise in Klamauk ausartet, insgesamt jedoch dem tragikomischen Stoff gerecht wird.

France French (Français)

Une troupe de comédiens polonais se retrouve embarquée dans la résistance.

Italy Italian (Italiano)

Essere o non essere
  • a.k.a. Essere o non essere

Durante l'occupazione tedesca in Polonia, alcuni ufficiali polacchi in esilio a Londra affidano ad un professore, che è in realtà una spia nazista, messaggi per ebrei e partigiani polacchi, tra cui la moglie del capocomico di una compagnia di attori. Questi, Bronski, per evitare gli arresti, è costretto a travestirsi impersonando ufficiali tedeschi, e persino lo stesso Hitler. Alla fine riusciranno tutti a fuggire. Remake di Vogliamo vivere di Lubitsch (1942).

Release Date
Runtime
Keywords
actor
gay
polish stereotype
world war ii
Genres
Comedy
Languages
English
Polish (Polski)
Production Countries
flag of United States of America United States of America
Production Companies
Brooksfilms
United States of America 20th Century Fox
Release Dates
United States of America Theatrical PG
Ratings
TMDb 70% · 93 (more information on website)
IMDb 68% · 9,622 (more information on website)
Rotten Tomatoes® 61% (more information on website)
metacritic 61% (more information on website)

Cast

CharacterPerson
Dr. Frederick BronskiMel Brooks
Anna BronskiAnne Bancroft
Lt. Andre SobinskiTim Matheson
Col. ErhardtCharles Durning
Prof. SiletskiJosé Ferrer
RavitchGeorge Gaynes
SashaJames 'Gypsy' Haake
DobishJack Riley
RatkowskiGeorge Wyner
LupinskyLewis J. Stadlen
GrubaEstelle Reiner
Capt. SchultzChristopher Lloyd
Nazi OfficerHenry Brandon
SondheimRonny Graham
BielerZale Kessler
Dr. BoyarskiEarl Boen
Rifka's sonMax Brooks
MutkiScamp

Crew

DepartmentJobPerson
ArtProduction DesignTerence Marsh
CameraDirector of PhotographyGerald Hirschfeld
DirectingDirectorAlan Johnson
EditingEditorAlan Balsam
ProductionCastingTerry Liebling
Executive ProducerHoward Jeffrey
ProducerIrene Walzer
Mel Brooks
SoundOriginal Music ComposerJohn Morris