Judy Levis Markhoff Boca Raton Jewish Film Festival

The Crossing

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The story of the adventurous 10-year-old Gerda and her brother Otto whose parents are in the Norwegian resistance movement during the Second World War. One day, just before Christmas in 1942, Gerda and Otto's parents are arrested, leaving the siblings on their own. Following the arrest, they discover two Jewish children, Sarah and Daniel, hidden in a secret cupboard in their basement at home. It is now up to Gerda and Otto to finish what their parents started: To help Sarah and Daniel flee from the Nazis cross the border to neutral Sweden and reunite them with their parents.


A dark forest, cold feet on snowy ground, Nazi soldiers with tracking dogs, more than one heart-breaking farewell… THE CROSSING tells a genuine war story. It is a film about the confidence, uncompromising loyalty and great courage you can find in even the youngest of children.


Sponsored By Gayle & Jeffrey Belenzon and Gil & John Ingram and Lisa Kaufman and In Memory of Estelle Schwartz

  • Year
    2020
  • Runtime
    96 minutes
  • Language
    Norwegian with English Subtitles
  • Country
    Norway
  • Premiere
    East Coast US
  • Director
    Johanne Helgeland
  • Screenwriter
    Maja Lunde
  • Producer
    Cornelia Boysen
  • Executive Producer
    Synnøve Hørsdal
  • Cast
    Anna Sofie Skarholt, Bo Lindquist-Ellingsen, Samson Steine, Bianca Ghilardi-Hellsten
  • Cinematographer
    John-Erling H. Fredriksen
  • Editor
    Jon Endre Mørk