A film by Caroline Link
Duration: 119 minutes, 2019, German with English subtitles
When the National Socialists come into power in Germany in 1933, it is clear to the Jewish Kemper family that they have to leave Berlin as quickly as possible, especially since the father, a theatre critic, has been openly critical of the Nazis. In the mad rush of the abrupt departure, little Anna Kemper is faced with a difficult choice when she is allowed to take only one cuddly toy with her. Finally, she decides to entrust her much-loved pink rabbit to the housekeeper, Heimpian, who is remaining behind. The family leaves Berlin for Switzerland, then moves on to Paris and, finally, London. An uncertain and unsettled life, full of challenges and deprivations, in which Anna is repeatedly forced to adapt to new circumstances. Director Caroline Link has succeeded in adapting Judith Kerr's classic autobiographical children's book of the same name into an insightful family film that not only deals with the topics of persecution, flight and exile under National Socialism in an age-appropriate manner, but will surely appeal to both children and adults alike.
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