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Unlike other documentaries which tend to go for a grittier feel, Tobias’ movie is stunning because of how it takes advantage of a purely cinematic visual style and dramatic recreations.

No Place on Earth tells a harrowing tale of how the human need for survival can overcome obstacles as seemingly insurmountable as living underground for over 500 days.

The movie, which opens in select theaters on April 5, tells the bittersweet story of two Jewish families who hid in a cave after WWII broke, where they would spend almost two years defying all logic and unearthing yet another reason why the Holocaust’s horrors might never cease to surprise us.

The film is unlike most documentaries you’ve seen, heck, it’s like few movies you’ve ever seen. With the help of worldwide known spelunker Christopher Nicola, director Janet Tobias cleverly crafts a film that’s as thrilling as it is moving, deftly combining the exciting conventions of an adventure movie, with the inescapable tragedy that marks all stories about the way in which the Jews were condemned to undergo misery under Hitler’s reign of terror. The movie opens in a cave, as we see Nicola set on what looks like it’ll be yet another of his famous explorations.

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