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Wunderkinder (2011)

Three musically talented children look to the future, but their hopes crumble when Germany and Russia enter into war.

Director:

Marcus O. Rosenmüller (as Markus Rosenmüller)

Writers:

Artur Brauner (idea) (as Art Bernd), Stephen Glantz | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Gedeon Burkhard ... Boris Brodsky
Natalia Avelon ... Rachel Brodsky
Catherine Flemming ... Helga Reich (as Catherine H. Flemming)
Gudrun Landgrebe ... Irina Salomonowa
Michael Mendl ... Aaron Kaplan
Rolf Kanies ... Oberst Tapilin
Michael Brandner ... Alexi
Kai Wiesinger ... Max Reich
Ingo Naujoks ... Lehrer
Brigitte Grothum ... Hanna Reich im Alter
John Friedmann ... SS-Sturmbannführer Becker
Mark Zak Mark Zak ... Samuel Kaplan
Konstantin Wecker Konstantin Wecker ... SS-Standartenführer Schwartow
Mathias Eysen Mathias Eysen ... Abrascha Kaplan im Alter
Imogen Burrell Imogen Burrell ... Larissa Brodsky
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Storyline

The story takes place in Ukraine (Poltava) in 1941 before and during the German invasion. This story is about deep friendship between three musically talented children . Two Jewish children both virtuosic and a talented German girl who share a love of music .. Their friendship extends beyond the gaps of different religions and nationalities, The Nazis invasion to the Soviet Union destroyed their world and they and their families deal with death threats War brings with it. Written by bar

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Drama | Music | War

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Atlanta Jewish Film Festival, Narrative Award Winner: 2012 See more »

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A fascinating story of friendship and courage
17 August 2012 | by SusanMayWriterSee all my reviews

Holocaust movies are not easy viewing. However, they are usually uplifting dramas telling stories of incredible human courage and endurance, alongside horrific cruelty. I see everyone that I can, not because I need to know any more about the holocaust but because I feel we need to bear witness to this tragedy in our history. There are still stories to be told and we should honour those stories by listening, reading and watching.

The children in this German language film are fabulous and the friend who attended the preview with me said that she had to keep repeating to herself that it wasn't real, so she didn't break down. It is also a fascinating story of friendship and courage.


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Country:

Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

6 October 2011 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Csodagyerekek See more »

Filming Locations:

Germany See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$157,362
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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