Overall Rank: 3336
Average Rating: 2.8/4
# of Ratings: 26
Theatrical Release Date: 06/28/1991
Genre: Drama, War
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Agnieszka Holland
Actors: Marco Hofschneider, Julie Delpy, René Hofschneider, Piotr Kozlowski, André Wilms, Ashley Wanninger
Plot: In order to hide his Jewish heritage, a young boy in Nazi Germany joins the Hitler Youth. -- Chris Kavan
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mitchellyoung - wrote on 08/04/2011
A fantastically intimate, and sometimes explicit, of a young Jewish boy who tries to survive against prejudice in a Nazi-torn country. It's refreshing to see a WWII film that doesn't feel compelled to give us epic battle sequences and, instead, focuses on the plight and hurdles faced by the ordinary people in nations under war.
Snake Sugarbaker - wrote on 12/15/2009
Finally an entertaining movie about WWII and the Holocaust! Solomon Perel (an adorable Marco Hofschneider) is a German Jew who is captured (by Germans) during Hitler's advance toward Russia. Convincing them he's ethnic German, he finagles work as their translator and, despite his raven tresses, is soon seen as the model Hitler Youth. His girlfriend (Delpy), though fooled at first, can only take the "uh, I left my foreskin back at the barrack" excuse so many times. And she's a blonde bloodthirsty Nazi!
Allison - wrote on 03/18/2008
An interesting look at a boy during the war and the lies he tells to keep alive.
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