Schindler's List - Schindler's List is a 1993 drama which chronicles the suffering of Jews in Nazi-occupied Poland during World War II and Oskar Schindler, a German businessman who rescued over a thousand of them by employing them in his factories. The movie includes a striking portrayal of Amon Göth, a narcissistic SS officer and camp director, played by Ralph Fiennes.
In Schindler's list, Oskar Schindler is a German businessman and opportunist who bribes and manipulates his way into German officer's graces so he can grow his business using free slave Jewish labor. As the movie begins he is seen as a pragmatic opportunist but as the movie develops he develops a concern for the well being of the jewish workers in his factory, ultimately risking his status and wealth to rescue them from the Auschwitz concentration camp.
The movie presents a convincing portrayal of Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD) through the character of Amon Göth, a narcissistic SS officer and camp director, played by Ralph Fiennes. In the movie we see the narcissist as having feelings and occasionally being vulnerable, while at the same time unable to empathize or ascribe humane concern for his subjects. He develops an attraction to Helen Hirsch, a young Jewish prisoner who is his housekeeper and we see a powerful scene where he struggles to reconcile his attraction to her with his emotional need to reassert his authority over her. Schindler tries to appeals to the pragmatic side of his vanity in an attempt to get him to treat the prisoners more humanely and we see him briefly admire himself in a mirror as he entertains the idea of himself as a benevolent figure. However, moments later, he murders a young boy with his rifle.
You can watch a montage of Amon Göth scenes from Schindler's List here:
Montage from "Schindler's List", 1993, Universal Pictures
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