Steal a Pencil for Me

STEAL A PENCIL FOR ME is a compelling documentary feature film by Academy Award® nominee Michèle Ohayon about the power of love and the ability of humankind to rise above unimaginable suffering. 1943: Holland is under total Nazi occupation. In Amsterdam, Jack, an unassuming accountant, first meets Ina at a birthday party - a 20-year-old beauty from a wealthy diamond manufacturing family who instantly steals his heart. But Jack's pursuit of love will be complicated; he is poor and married to Manja, a flirtatious and mercurial spouse. When the Jews are being deported, the husband, the wife and the lover find themselves at the same concentration camp; actually living in the same barracks. When Jack's wife objects to the "girlfriend" in spite of their unhappy marriage, Jack and Ina resort to writing secret love letters, which sustain them throughout the horrible circumstances of the war. Jack: "I'm a very special Holocaust survivor. I was in the camps with my wife and my girlfriend; and believe me, it wasn't easy."

Grosses

Domestic (100%)
$18,918
Summary Details
DistributorSeventh Art Releasing
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Opening$11,179
2 theaters
Running Time1 hr 34 min
GenresDocumentary Romance
In Release56 days/8 weeks
Widest Release2 theaters
DateRankWeekend %± LW TheatersChange AvgTo DateWeekend
Nov 9-1179$11,179-2-$5,589$11,1791
Nov 16-1881$5,423-51.5%2-$2,711$16,6022
Nov 23-2589$2,316-57.3%1-1$2,316$18,9183