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Fusia Podgorska
Tom Radcliffe ...
Max Diamant
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Lubic
Gemma Coughlan ...
Helena Podgorska
Marta Hrachovinová
Luke de Lacey ...
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Henek
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Danuta
Jan Nemejovský ...
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Jakub Wehrenberg ...
Siunek
Andrew Joseph
Vladimír Pospísil
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German factory manager
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Mrs. Diamant
Petr Meissel
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Poland 1939, shortly before invasion of the German troops. To save their belongings from the Nazis, the Jewish family Diamant transfers them to their 17-year-old Catholic maid Fusia. In return Fusia provides them with food until the ghetto is dissolved, and then hides 13 people in her loft for over two years. However, as the front approaches and two German nurses take quarter in Fusias apartment everything seems to be in vain. Written by Thomas Gaukel <thomas_gaukel@compuserve.com>

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In the opening scene there is a shot of a man wearing a hat walking with a woman across a bridge. The man is stopped by a soldier and motioned to go back the way he came. The man is the real Jack Zimmermann, the youngest of the 13 being hidden. See more »

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An amazingly realistic movie about Jews in hiding during the war.

This movie was very realistic. It shows how some Christians truly went out of their way and risked their lives to help those of Jewish descent (by hiding them). The portrayal of the Jews while in hiding is very realistic and does not "make it seem easy of glamorous" as some movies do. I will share this with my children and help them to realize what this part of history is truly about. I hope that others will share this well-made/clean movie with their children as well.


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