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SHEPHERD: The Story of a Jewish Dog (2019)

SHEPHERD is based on the award-winning and bestselling Israeli novel, "The Jewish Dog," by Asher Kravitz. Kaleb, a beloved German Shepherd, is separated from his Jewish family when the ... See full summary »

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Lynn Roth

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Asher Kravitz (based on the novel by), Lynn Roth
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Credited cast:
Ayelet Zurer ... Shoshonna
Ken Duken ... Ralph
August Maturo ... Joshua
Máté Haumann ... Miete
Hans Peterson ... Peter
Karen Gagnon ... Mrs. Komorsky
Tamás Lengyel ... SS Soldier 2 at Door
Lois Robbins ... Greta
Ákos Inotay Ákos Inotay ... Hirtreiter
Rebeka Rea ... Mrs. Komorsky's Daughter
Levente Molnár ... Stengel
Howard Rosenman ... Glavsky
Eliza Sodró Eliza Sodró ... Farmhouse Wife
Péter Fancsikai ... Priest
Alexis Latham ... Baruch Zonnenfeld
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SHEPHERD is based on the award-winning and bestselling Israeli novel, "The Jewish Dog," by Asher Kravitz. Kaleb, a beloved German Shepherd, is separated from his Jewish family when the Nuremberg Laws are enacted in WWII Berlin. He is adopted by an SS Officer who trains him to attack and round up Jews at a concentration camp. Kaleb is well cared for and good at his job until one day when he is distracted by a familiar scent. His original master, a young boy named Joshua, has arrived as a prisoner of the camp. Kaleb has not lost his loyalty to Joshua who finds solace when he gets a job feeding the animals and can spend time with Kaleb. Joshua's life is at risk. Together they escape the camp and after months of near-death experiences, they are found by partisans who help Joshua make safe passage to Israel. Written by Shepherd: the Story of a Jewish Dog

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Based on the award winning novel The Jewish Dog by Asher Kravitz. See more »

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Shoshonna: It is time to tell them the truth.
Samuel: There is no truth.
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Gripping and moving
3 July 2020 | by roth-denaSee all my reviews

This movie is so full of heartfelt moments. In the darkest of chapters, this story depicts love, bravery, and resilience. I'm so glad I saw it with children (10 and 12) who were able to learn about the Holocaust thru the perspective of a boy and his dog. A must see film for everyone


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