In 1942, the young Jewish girl Misha, her Russian mother Gerusha and her German father Reuven hide from the Germans in a small house in Ardennes, Belgium. Misha is very connected to her ...
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In 1942, the young Jewish girl Misha, her Russian mother Gerusha and her German father Reuven hide from the Germans in a small house in Ardennes, Belgium. Misha is very connected to her mother that advises her that if one day a person comes to her saying "love of my life", she would follow him or her without any question. When her parents are captured by the Nazis, Misha is delivered to a German family and the abusive matriarch gives a bad treatment to the girl. However, she finds support in the family of Ernest and his deranged wife Marthe that supplies groceries to foster family. Misha loves Ernest's dogs and the old man gives a compass to her and tells that her parents have been sent to East to forced labor. When the old couple is denounced for sheltering the girl and arrested by the Germans, Misha flees through the woods heading east. Along her journey seeking out her parents, she lives and survives with pack of wolves and crosses Germany, Poland reaching Ukraine. When she sees ... Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
The "memoirs" on which this film was based - Misha: A Memoire of the Holocaust Years, by Belgian-born, US-based writer Misha Defonseca - were determined to be fake in February 2008. The author admitted in an interview with Belgian newspaper "Le Soir" that "It's not the true reality, but it is my reality. There are times when I find it difficult to differentiate between reality and my inner world." See more »
The movie is excellent, acting is fantastic. It leaves a big impression because the movie does not focus on the suffering of the girl, but on her purity, strength and purpose. This purpose made her live. One more time I am convinced, that children who are surrounded by parents love grow strong, and are protected by this love in any circumstances.
I do not care whether there is a true story behind the movie and the book or it is a fiction. During the WWII the world was upside down turning people into beasts, and beasts into humans. For me, it is the truth and nothing but the truth, as thousands of children were wandering like Misha denied and abused by the human pack. The only safe place for them was woods, and holes in the earth.
Despite the drama, the movie leaves only positive emotions. Misha's strength is amazing, the producers managed to show it. I would advise to watch the movie. You will remember it for long.
Big thanks for filming it!!! It is a great movie, the great work, the great story.
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