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Child Prodigies

Directed by Markus Rosenm├╝ller

Germany | 100 minutes | 2011

German with English subtitles

Child Prodigies tells a tale of three exceptionally musically talented children, who develop a deep and genuine friendship, extending beyond their different religions and nationalities. The two Jewish children Larissa and Abrascha are both virtuosos - one on the piano and the other on the violin. Hanna, a young German girl, is also extremely gifted. Living in Poltava/Ukraine in 1941, they all share one great love: music. Their world is one of curiosity, joy and talent. But when the Nazis invade the Soviet Union, they and their families face mortal peril. Due to the insanity of grown-ups at home and abroad, their world is turned upside down, and they are suddenly no longer allowed to be friends.
Foreign Title Wunderkinder
Director Markus Rosenm├╝ller
Countries of Production Germany
Year of Presentation 2011
Language(s) German with English subtitles
Premiere Status
Runtime 100 minutes
Principal Cast Catherine Flemming, Gedeon Burkhard, Natalia Avelon

Winner Best Film at the Jerusalem Film Festival

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