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Shepherd: The Story of a Jewish Dog (2019)

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.

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Lynn Roth

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Asher Kravitz (based on the novel by), Lynn Roth (screenplay by) | 1 more credit »
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August Maturo ... Joshua
Ken Duken ... Ralph
Ayelet Zurer ... Shoshonna
Ádám Porogi Ádám Porogi ... Samuel
Viktória Stefanovszky Viktória Stefanovszky ... Rachel
Lois Robbins ... Greta
Miklós Kapácsy Miklós Kapácsy ... Frank Heinz
Kristóf Widder Kristóf Widder ... Salzberg
Miklós Béres Miklós Béres ... Lerman
Gábor Nagypál ... Sasha Moltovski
Zsolt Páll Zsolt Páll ... Walinsky
Piroska Mészáros Piroska Mészáros ... Mathilde
Levente Molnár ... Stengel
Alexis Latham ... Baruch Zonnenfeld
Carna Krsul Carna Krsul ... Partisan Devorka
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SHEPHERD is based on the award-winning and bestselling 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. Written by Shepherd: the Story of a Jewish Dog

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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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Not a Family film.
3 July 2020 | by rosemarie-williamsSee all my reviews

This movie upset me a lot as it was classified as a Family movie.Well no,it isn't.Very sad and some violence.Too depressing for me.After 30 minutes,I couldn't watch any more.Concentration camps are not for children to watch.Would not take a child to see this.Actors were okay,but the story was not to my taste.


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USA | Hungary

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English

Release Date:

29 June 2020 (UK) See more »

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Budapest, Hungary See more »

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