Wunderkinder

Wunderkinder

Set in 1941, Wunderkinder tells the story of three exceptionally talented children who have to learn to use their musical skill, their undying friendship and all their courage to survive in the face of a grown up world gone mad.

The young and highly talented violinist Abrascha (Elin Kolev) and the no less gifted pianist Larissa (Imogen Burrell) are celebrated as child prodigies of classical music. They play in all of Russia's great concert halls -- before the party elite and even Stalin himself, Hanna (Mathilda Adamik), daughter of the German brewer Max Reich (Kai Wiessinger), is herself a talented violinist and wishes for nothing with more desire than to be taught with the Russian "Wunderkinder." Larissa and Abrascha react with caution. Only when their teacher Irina Salmonova (Gudrun Landgrebe) consents to teach Hanna as well does a close friendship develop between the children - which is soon put to the test.

Audience Award | San Diego Jewish Film Festival 2012
Best Producer (Alice Brauner) | Romy Awards 2012
Audience Award | Stony Brook Film Festival 2012
Audience Award | Atlanta Jewish Film Festival 2011
Audience Award | Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival 2011
Yad Vashem Chairman's Award | Jerusalem Film Festival 2011

Directed by Marcus O. Rosenm├╝ller
Germany, 2011
Drama
German (with English subtitles)
96 minutes

Wunderkinder