About The Film
A destitute Jewish child faces humanity’s worst on a hellish trek across war-torn Eastern Europe, in this wrenching, visually stunning Holocaust epic, the Czech Best International Feature Oscar submission. Separated from his parents, a nameless boy wanders the countryside in the frenzied final days of Nazi occupation. Met with unthinkable depravity by ignorant peasants and brutal soldiers, only the smallest acts of grace offer any hope of catharsis. Anchored by newcomer Petr Kotlár's astonishing performance, cameos include Harvey Keitel, Stellan Skarsgard, Udo Kier and Barry Pepper. Not for the faint-hearted, this uncompromising depiction of evil is based on Jerzy Kosiński’s controversial novel.