When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit

by Caroline Link

Based on Judith Kerr's bestselling novel. From the director of the Academy Award winning “Nowhere in Africa”.

Suppose your country began to change. Suppose that without your noticing it became dangerous for some people to live in your country. That is what happens to 9-year-old Anna in 1933. Anna is not sure who Hitler is. But when her own father goes missing one day, she comes to realize that the man on the posters is about to change the whole of Europe – starting with her own small life. She is forced to leave her favorite stuffed pink rabbit behind and uproot her entire existence to move first to Switzerland and later to Paris. From now on Anna encounters life as a refugee, not speaking the language, not knowing customs and manners, missing her friends and loved ones. Finding a school is difficult, money is very short and her family encounters xenophobia, too. Yet Anna grows up, finds new friends, and learns to take responsibility.

Genre / Language / Length
Drama / German / 110 minutes
Original title
Als Hitler das Rosa Kaninchen stahl
directed by
Caroline Link (NOWHERE IN AFRICA)
director of photography
Bella Halben
screenplay by
Caroline Link (NOWHERE IN AFRICA)Anna Brüggemann
produced by
Sommerhaus Filmproduktion in co-production with Warner Bros. Ent., Nextfilm Filmproduktion, La Siala Ent., Hugofilm Production and RAI Cinema
Cast
  • Riva Krymalowski
  • Carla Juri (BLADE RUNNER 2049)
  • Oliver Masucci (NEVER LOOK AWAY, LOOK WHO‘S BACK)

Press Quotes

"The most clever and most moving Christmas movie of the year."
BILD

"Unmissable."
GALA

"Wonderfully touching."
FREUNDIN

"A remarkably optimistic drama."
STERN

"Emotional!"
OK!

"A plea for love."
MÜNCHNER MERKUR

"Link infuses the relationship between parents and children with a special liveliness."
F.A.S.

"A real godsend for the German cinema year."
SPIEGEL

"Intense, emotional drama."
PETRA

"Caroline Link understands how to direct a film that appeals to children and adults equally."
DIE ZEIT

"A clever drama."
TV DIRECT

"An impressive adaptation."
MÜNCHNER STADTANZEIGER

"A beautifully directed screen adaptation."
BLICKPUNKT:FILM

"The perfect Christmas movie."
BRIGITTE

Selected Festivals & Awards

23rd Miami Jewish Film Festival
Jerusalem Jewish Film Festival
29th New York Jewish Film Festival
Atlanta Jewish Film Festival
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