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Mendel
(1997)

Country: Norway

Genre: Drama

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The Jewish family Trotzig leaves Germany after surviving the Holocaust and heads to Norway. Mendel, their youngest son, is too young to make sense of the Holocaust but tries to comprehend his family's actions during the war and their nightmares now. His imagination frequently runs away from him, but he slowly gains new insights into the nature of human discrimination.

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Cast

  • Thomas Jüngling Sørensen
    (Mendel)
  • Teresa Harder
  • Hans Kremer
  • Martin Meingast
  • Bjørn Sundquist

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Unlike in The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas and Life Is Beautiful, the 'child is ignorant of the events of the Holocaust' conceit actually works here. For one thing, our young hero is not smack in the middle of the camps, where such ignorance is not remotely plausible, but safe as a refugee in Norway, and for another, this is based on the childhood experiences of writer and director Alexander Røsler. That's probably also why this film succeeds in portraying a variety of Jews, with one family atheist but culturally Jewish and another devout and observant.

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