The Devil's Arithmetic

96mins1999DramaTV14
director
Donna Deitch
starring
Brittany MurphyKirsten DunstMimi RogersLouise Fletcher
Kirsten Dunst stars as Hannah Stern, a Long Island teenager visiting her Aunt Eva for Passover. Although Hannah has always felt a special bond with her aunt, the sixteen-year-old is not interested in hearing her uncle's Holocaust stories. But when Hannah "opens the door" to prepare for the arrival of the prophet Elijah during the Seder, she is mysteriously transported back in time to 1940s Poland. Hannah is deported to a concentration camp?and she must struggle to survive the horrific ordeal. Executive Produced by Dustin Hoffman, THE DEVIL'S ARITHMETIC also stars Brittany Murphy, Mimi Rogers and Louise Fletcher.
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