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Waiting for Anya (2020)

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During the harrows of WWII, Jo, a young shepherd along with the help of the widow Horcada, helps to smuggle Jewish children across the border from southern France into Spain.

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Ben Cookson

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Ben Cookson (screenplay), Michael Morpurgo (novel) | 2 more credits »

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Credited cast:
Tómas Lemarquis ... Leutnant
Jean Reno ... Henri
Anjelica Huston ... Horcada
Thomas Kretschmann ... Korporal
Noah Schnapp ... Jo
Sadie Frost ... Madame Jollet
Nicholas Rowe ... The Mayor
Gilles Marini ... Papa
Frederick Schmidt ... Benjamin
Joséphine de La Baume ... Madame
Elsa Zylberstein ... Maman
William Abadie ... Father Lasalle
Urs Rechn ... Hans
Jean-François Balmer ... Narrator
Declan Cole Declan Cole ... Hubert
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During the harrows of WWII, Jo, a young shepherd along with the help of the widow Horcada, helps to smuggle Jewish children across the border from southern France into Spain.

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War Has No Escape

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Waiting for Anya, is a film adaptation of the book by War Horse author Michael Morpurgo. Its book counterpart was first published in Great Britain in 1990. See more »

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A war movie for children
6 April 2020 | by Jack_BrockSee all my reviews

OK movie set in southern France during the waning years of WW2. Noah Schnapp stars as Jo, a young French boy who finds a man hiding in the woods while he is helping out with the family's sheep. He follows him to a neighbor's house and discovers that the house is being used to harbor Jews who are travelling to Spain for safety.

The movie is intended for younger audiences and many of the scary elements you would see in similar movies has been considerably toned down. Even the German army that has occupied the town seem oddly tame.

While the movie is well acted, the characters lack any depth and are rather cliched. Noah Scnapp and Anjelica Huston are oddly cast being American. The movie is OK overall.

Better movies in this genre are Downfall, Au Revoir Les Enfants; and Schindler's List.


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Language:

English

Release Date:

7 February 2020 (USA) See more »

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Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$36,404
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