Release Date: June 24th, 1991
DVD Release Date: March 4th, 2003
R|1 hr 55 min
Jewish teenager Salek (Marco Hofschneider) is separated from his family when they flee their home in Germany after Kristallnacht. He ends up in a Russian orphanage for two years, but when Nazi troops reach Russia he convinces them he is a German Aryan, and becomes an invaluable interpreter and then an unwitting war hero. His deception becomes increasingly difficult to maintain after he joins the Hitler Youth and finds love with beautiful Leni (Julie Delpy), a fervent anti-Semite.
Director: Agnieszka Holland
Production Co: Zespol Filmowy Perspektywa, Les Films du Losange, Telmar Film International Ltd., Central Cinema Company Film (CCC)
Distributors: Orion Pictures