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A Jewish boy, separated from his family in the early days of WWII, poses as a German orphan and is thereafter taken into the heart of the Nazi world as a 'war hero' and eventually made a Hitler Youth. Although improbabilities and happenstance are cornerstones of the film, it is based upon a true story.Written by
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This film is part of the Criterion Collection, spine #985. See more »
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This was a pretty interesting "true story" about a young man who escaped Jewish persecution by pretending to be a Russian and then being a German.
Neither the Germans nor Russians looked too good in here, which is understandable since it was the period of the Nazis and the Communists, respectively. The film makes no bones pointing out how the Nazis were bent on exterminating all Jews in Europe while the Russians were shown in all their anti-God propaganda. Another issue in this movie was "circumcision," and no need to explain that.
It was also interesting to see Julie Delpy as a 16-year-old. She didn't have the mature beauty she had as a full-grown woman in her 20s but she still was a looker. Marco Hofschneider was very good in the lead as the boyish-looking "Solomon Peters" aka a bunch of alias.
Overall, I found it a good movie, one worth watching for sure, but questionable about adding to my fairly-large collection of films. However, now that it's out on DVD, perhaps I'll re-consider.
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