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IRENA’S VOW

"Tailor-Made Rescue"

What You Need To Know:

A special two-day release, IRENA’S VOW follows the true story of a Catholic woman named Irena who protected some Jewish people during the Nazi Germany’s invasion of Poland in World War II. When the National Socialists take over Poland and invade Irena’s house, she is misplaced, but soon she’s placed in a position to manage a group of Jewish tailors. When the war is heightened, Irena is moved to housekeep a large house that will host a German major. Irena decides to move the entire group of Jews to the house, to save their lives by hiding them from the Nazis’ shipments of people to concentration camps.

IRENA’S VOW tells a powerful, redemptive story with a strong Christian, moral worldview about preserving life. The movie stresses the preservation of life, no matter the cost or age. The main character makes a statement that because of her faith and her vow, she will always fight for life. However, IRENA’S VOW does show some very harsh things, including a baby and mother being shot and some implied sexual moments. So, MOVIEGUIDE® advises extreme caution.

Content:

(CCC, BBB, ACACAC, L, VV, SS, AA, D, MM):

Dominant Worldview and Other Worldview Content/Elements:
Very strong Christian, moral worldview about saving lives also stresses faith, prayer and a Catholic mass with communion, plus movie has a very strong opposition to National Socialism;

Foul Language:
One obscenity;

Violence:
Soldier shoots, steps on and kicks a baby to death, then shoots a mother and kills her, a woman and children are hung in the city center;

Sex:
Strong sexual content overall includes implied sex out of marriage, implied sexual favor, and implied oral sex;

Nudity:
No nudity;

Alcohol Use:
Some drinking and drunkenness;

Smoking and/or Drug Use and Abuse:
Smoking, but no drugs; and,

Miscellaneous Immorality:
Evil occupying army takes over woman’s house.

More Detail:

IRENA’S VOW follows the true story of a Catholic woman named Irena who protected several Jews during Nazi Germany’s invasion of Poland. A special two-day release, IRENA’S VOW tells a powerful story about a woman of faith who helps save a group of people, but due to its heavy themes, MOVIEGUIDE® suggests this movie is for older audiences, with extreme caution.

Irena is a young Roman Catholic woman who has found out her home has been taken over by a Nazi German soldier. She was working as a nurse, but now must transition to managing a group of Polish tailors. It turns out, that these tailors are actually all Jews who have said they were tailors in order to escape the concentration camps. If they please the soldiers by doing good work on their tailoring, they will be saved.

It’s not long until Irena’s talents are noticed, and she is moved to do housework for a Nazi official, Major Rugemer, in a large estate. At this point, Irena has kept low and followed orders, because she’s seen firsthand that the Nazis enjoy killing people in the streets. In fact, she watched as a Nazi official killed a baby and a mother. From that point, she decides to preserve life, no matter what the cost.

Irena moves into the estate to take care of Major Rugemer. When she walks around the house and searches up and down, she realizes she can bring the group of Jewish tailors to the house and hide them. They all come to the house and find a spot to hide but hiding in a Nazi official’s house is a huge risk.

It’s not long after this that Major Rugemer gets settled in the house that he decides to have parties and host many of the Nazi officials and high ups in the house. Will Irena be able to service the officials and hide the Jews in the house?

IRENA’S VOW is a well-made movie, with a captivating, suspenseful story with lots of jeopardy. The movie has great sets and set design. Also, the acting is excellent.

IRENA’S VOW is a powerful story with a strong Christian, moral worldview about preserving life. The movie stresses the preservation of life no matter what the cost and what the age. The main character makes a statement that because of her faith and her vow, she will always fight for life. Though this is the case, IRENA’S VOW does show some harsh things, including a baby and mother being shot and some implied sexual moments. So, MOVIEGUIDE® advises extreme caution.

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Our small team works tirelessly to provide resources to protect families from harmful media, reviewing 415 movies/shows and writing 3,626 uplifting articles this year. We believe that the gospel can transform entertainment. That’s why we emphasize positive and faith-filled articles and entertainment news, and release hundreds of Christian movie reviews to the public, for free. No paywalls, just trusted, biblically sound content to bless you and your family. Online, Movieguide is the closest thing to a biblical entertainment expert at your fingertips. As a reader-funded operation, we welcome any and all contributions – so if you can, please give something. It won’t take more than 52 seconds (we timed it for you). Thank you.

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