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James F. Collier
A 16-year-old American girl with an apathetic view towards her Jewish family history finds herself pulled through time into 1941 to a small Polish village where the Nazi have just began their genocidal propaganda.
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Vittorio De Sica
Often at random told, unbalanced and as a result not easy to follow sensitive drama; Lilienthal aims for atmosphere rather than story telling. Because of the loose structure this aiming for atmosphere is limited to individual scenes rather than the film as a whole; but he does it well. In this he is supported by sharp cinematography and good cast.
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