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The film tells story of the Second World War that has received relatively little attention so far. Thousands of orphans fled Germany in search for food and shelter in the East, Prussia and Lithuania. Few of them survived, adopted by local families. Identity loss was one of the major problems for these adopted war victims - keeping their German names and speaking their mother tongue would have put wolf children but also the sheltering families at risk of deportation to Siberia. Kids cruelty and harshness in survival situations is interwined with their playfulness which surrounding nature helps to unfold. 

Director Rick Ostermann was inspired by his mother's urge to evacuate with her family from east Prussia. Together with cinematographer Leah Striker he is complimented to have created a beautiful piece, that is at times reminiscent of works of Terrence Mallick.



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