Steal a Pencil for Me
Steal a Pencil for Me (2007)

A man, his wife, and the woman he has fallen deeply in love with experience jealousy and heartbreak while housed together in the same barrack of a World War II-era concentration camp in Oscar-nominated director Michèle Ohayon's (Cowboy… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: March 28, 2008
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Critic Score: 95% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Steal a Pencil For Me is a unique Holocaust story that pays tribute to the strength of the human spirit in the face of enormous hardship.

Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News

Not even Hollywood could invent a romance more extraordinary than this one.

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John Anderson
Newsday

Some may think the Holocaust has nothing new to offer up, but Michele Ohayon says otherwise.

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Duane Dudek
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Because the sheer scale of [the Holocaust] is incomprehensible, humanizing it, in a documentary like Steal a Pencil for Me, keeps it vivid.

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Kevin Crust
Los Angeles Times

Irrepressibly moving without being sentimental, Steal a Pencil for Me is a testimony to true love.

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AV Club

There's incredible feeling behind Steal A Pencil For Me -- enough to sustain two lives throughout unimaginable hardship -- but the film doesn't bring much of it to the surface.

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Kent Turner
Film-Forward.com

endlessly fascinating

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Matt Zoller Seitz
New York Times

What makes Ms. Ohayon's movie special is its recognition that epic horrors don't erase private dramas.

Andrew O'Hehir
Salon.com

Michèle Ohayon's Steal a Pencil for Me offers a simple human story of dignity, levity and romance -- both unlikely qualities in the chaos and terror of Nazi-era Europe -- and exerts its own special charm.

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Karina Longworth
SpoutBlog

An idiosyncratic, largely anecdotal story with larger reverberations.

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