A three-year-old Jewish boy is smuggled into Buchenwald in a suitcase - the effort to hide him and keep him alive becomes a metaphor for the struggle to preserve their humanity among the inmates.
A gripping and touching drama starring Florian Stetter (German Oscar® Entry BELOVED SISTERS, STATIONS OF THE CROSS), Sylvester Groth (INGLORIOUS BASTERDS, BUDDENBROOKS) and Sabin Tambrea (LUDWIG II) in the lead roles. The award-winning filmmakers of GENERATION WAR present a modern update of the classic novel by East German writer Bruno Apitz, which was translated into 30 languages and sold more than 2 million copies.
Audience Award | Atlanta Jewish Film Festival
Grand Prize | Seoul International Drama Awards
Best Film | German Television Awards
Directed by Philipp Kadelbach
German (with English subtitles)