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Adira (2014)

During the Holocaust, a young Jewish girl flees from the grasp of the Gestapo and finds herself stranded on an abandoned farm.

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Credited cast:
Andrea Fantauzzi ... Adira
Seth Andrew Macchi Seth Andrew Macchi ... Eric
Jeffrey Staab ... Poppa
Christie Courville ... Momma
Roger Denesha Roger Denesha ... Private Nast
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Alexander T. Buettner ... Private Wagner
Chris Bylsma ... Male Captive
Michael Cootes Michael Cootes ... Private Hartmen
Davis Lee DeRock Jr. Davis Lee DeRock Jr. ... Ernst Schaffer
Marilyn Hall Marilyn Hall ... Older Adira
Shawn Eric Jones ... Private Braun (as Shawn Jones)
Amelie Vienne Lincoln Amelie Vienne Lincoln ... LIttle Girl
Erik J. Pratt ... Sergeant Major Metzger
Nicole Santorella Nicole Santorella ... Female Captive
Jacob Scribner Jacob Scribner ... Dieter Ackerman


During the Holocaust, a young Jewish girl flees from the grasp of the Gestapo and finds herself stranded on an abandoned farm.

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Stranded by War. Strengthened by Hope.


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German | English

Release Date:

5 May 2016 (USA) See more »


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$1,700,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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Not very believable
11 June 2016 | by allanradmanSee all my reviews

A story of a young woman who hides from the Germans after her family is sent off to a concentration camp. It's not very believable, nor very interesting. Not sure, really, how it got such high ratings. The woman's hair never grows though she's been living in an abandoned and dilapidated house in the middle of nowhere. She never gets dirty, nor grimy, though she lives in squalor. Her clothes are never tattered nor even frayed. The blanket she sleeps on is always washed. Then one day her hair is much longer.

One day the worst British paratrooper in the British army happens to wonder into her house. So after being on her own for years she looks fine (rosey cheeks, red lips, perfect hair and clean) but she takes his food and gives the impression she hasn't eaten properly for 3+ years. You only know the British soldier is a paratrooper from his maroon beret and English accent. Otherwise, there are no insignia's on his overcoat/cap/undergarments. By the way, only the Germans speak their native tongue. Everyone else is fluent in English as if it is his/her first language (filmed on location in Canada, perhaps?).

As for the costumes it looks more like the wardrobe department found the surplus uniforms at the local Salvation Army thrift store. It just looks as if something is wrong.

Aside from that, and given 1960s era TV filmed WW2 shows mostly in Southern California, I found myself looking for other titles to watch 30 minutes into the film. Over the course of 3 days I finally finished the film. 5/10

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