Part I 1939 - 1943...TO MY MOTHER AND BROTHERS (1hr 38 min)
Part II 1943 - 1959... TO MY FATHER AND FRIENDS (1hr 39 min)
Part III 1959 - 1970... TO MY PEOPLE (94 min)
A Testimony of this century's most barbaric events, as seen through the eyes of one man.
~ Martin Gray~ This is his story.
-The true story of Martin Gray, a Polish survivor of the holocaust, from how he survived the German invasion, how got captured, and how he fought back with the rebels, to his life in the Soviet army, and the building of his new life in North America. Written by S. Richer
-I saw this film during the 80's on three separate VHS video tapes and I watched it over and over until it went out of circulation. I have been trying (unsuccessfully) to get a copy for the last decade and I hope that now, during the Anniversary year, that it has been re-released. I have no hesitation in recommending this film for viewing and it deserves the "10" that I rated it. Although a French film Michael York is an English actor and the accents and language are easy to understand. The film is a must to see and anyone interested in this period in history must definitely see it. The story is very sad and is a reminder of a period in history that must never be forgotten and never repeated.
-For those I loved (Au nom de tous les miens)is the remarkable life story of Martin Gray, a young Polish Jew, who has to skip the innocent days of his youth and has to grow up early to cope with the horrors of WWII. As a jew Martin and his family are forced to move to the ghetto. Although he is still very young, his youth helps him to adapt to the situation easier. He leads a group of smugglers that help him to get bread into the ghetto. The ghetto is finally emptied and he himself is transported to a concentration camp, from which he manages to escape by shear determination to survive. He joins the partisans and later the red army. After the war he settles in America and becomes a wealthy antique salesman. He meets a Dutch woman and moves to France, has two children and then fate strikes again. His wife and children die in a forest fire. This is the story he recorded after all that happened. He recorded it for those he loved. And lost.
Writers:Robert Enrico (writer)
Max Gallo (book)
Cast (in credits order)
Michael York ... Martin's Father / Martin Gray (age 40)
Brigitte Fossey ... Dina Gray
Jacques Penot ... Young Martin Gray
Helen Hughes ... Martin's mother
Macha Méril ... Martin's grandmother
Jean Bouise ... Dr. Ciljimaster
Wolfgang Müller ... Mokotow
Boris Bergman ... Abram
Bernard Freyd ... NKVD Colonel
Dominique Frot ... Marie
Jean Lescot ... Kapo
Guy Matchoro ... Pavel
Eugeniusz Priwieziencew ... Rutbinstein
Fabienne Tricottet ... Zofia
Igor Tyczka... Schultz
Country:France | Canada | Hungary
Language:French | English
Release Date:7 June 1990 (USA)
Filming Locations:Budapest, Hungary
Runtime: 291 min