A Jewish boy separated from his family in the early days of WWII poses as a German orphan and is taken into the heart of the Nazi world as a 'war hero' and eventually becomes a Hitler Youth. Although improbabilities and happenstance are cornerstones of the film, it is based upon a true story.

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  1. Agnieszka Holland

    Director, Screenplay

  2. Solomon Perel


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  1. SP

    Salomon Perel

    Sally Perel

  2. Marco Hofschneider

    Marco Hofschneider

    Salomon Perel jung

  3. Julie Delpy

    Julie Delpy


  4. René Hofschneider

    René Hofschneider

    Isaak Perel - Salomons Bruder

  5. PK

    Piotr Kozlowski

    David Perel - Salomons Bruder

  6. André Wilms

    André Wilms

    Soldier Robert Kellerman

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 48m

Budget -

Revenue -

Homepage -

Release Information

  • January 1, 1990



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