Voyage of the Damned
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Often described as "Ship of Fools with a conscience," Voyage of the Damned is based on a true story. In 1939, the Nazis ostentatiously loaded a luxury liner with hundred of Jewish refugees from all walks of life. The ship then tried to drop anchor in Havana, Cuba-only to have its passengers refused entry by the Cuban government, in keeping with its super-stringent immigration policies. This was exactly what the Nazis expected to happen, and indeed wanted to happen. By having the refugees turned away from Havana, the German government could "prove" that the Jews were indeed… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 89%

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"If anyone emerges as first among equals, it would be Max von Sydow, who lends enormous dignity to the role of the ship's captain."
‑ Matt Brunson, Creative Loafing
"Too bad that Voyage of the Damned is done as an all-star, cheap melodrama, fictionlaizing a riveting WWII-Holocaust story"
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"There is no Indiana Jones to save the day and no pat Hollywood ending to revise history. Voyage of the Damned is unquestionably a serious drama and treats its subject matter with the dignity that it should."
‑ J.C. Maçek III, PopMatters
"Based on a shameful true incident that's still not forgotten."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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