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From Academy Award®-winning director Caroline Link (NOWHERE IN AFRICA) comes an adaptation of acclaimed British author Judith Kerr's classic novel based on her childhood memories. The story of a Jewish family's escape in 1933 from Berlin to Zurich, Paris and London tackles prejudice, exile, displacement and adaptation, as told from the perspective of the author's alter ego, nine-year-old Anna Kemper (Riva Krymalowski in her feature film debut). Anna is too busy with schoolwork and friends to notice Hitler's face glaring from posters plastered all over Berlin. But when her father (Oliver Masucci) — based on the prominent theater critic Alfred Kerr — suddenly vanishes, the family is secretly hurried out of Germany. Anna begins to understand life will never be the same as she and her family navigate unfamiliar lands and cope with the challenges of being refugees. Winner, Outstanding Children or Youth Film, 2020 German Film Awards; Winner, Audience Choice Award, 2020 UK Jewish Film Festival. Official Selection, 2020 New York Jewish Film Festival and Berlin & Beyond; 2021 Seattle International Film Festival.

  • Year
  • Runtime
    119 minutes
  • Language
    German, Swiss German, French, English
  • Country
    Germany, Switzerland, Italy
  • Rating
  • Note
    With English subtitles.
  • Director
    Caroline Link
  • Screenwriter
    Caroline Link, Anna Brüggemann, from the novel by Judith Kerr
  • Producer
    Jochen Laube, Fabian Maubach
  • Cast
    Riva Krymalowski, Marinus Hohmann, Carla Juri, Oliver Masucci, Justus von Dohnányi, Ursula Werner