A boy in Nazi Germany, trying to conceal that he is Jewish, joins the Hitler Youth.A boy in Nazi Germany, trying to conceal that he is Jewish, joins the Hitler Youth.A boy in Nazi Germany, trying to conceal that he is Jewish, joins the Hitler Youth.
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. —Keith Loh <firstname.lastname@example.org>
An Amazing Cinematic Accomplishment
When, this summer, I saw "Saving Private Ryan", I was immediately reminded of this film. Using the same kind of camera angles that got Spielberg praise in "Ryan", we see the hollowness of the war-torn psyche and the brutality that emerges in people during warfare. We see hideous indoctrination that the German youth were subjected to, giving them depth beyond a few simple lines. Most of all, however, we see the absurdity inherent in such a large scale, world-shattering conflict. The film communicates its message with a clarity that makes one almost uneasy. As good as "Ryan" was, this is better.
- Sep 22, 1998
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