Educational material based on the acclaimed feature film, directed by Kate Shortland, including tasks and videos, for use in schools. Commissioned by good!movies.
In southwestern Germany, during the immediate aftermath of World War II, five destitute siblings must travel 900 km to their grandmother's home in Husum Bay near Hamburg after their high-level Nazi parents disappear in the face of certain arrest by Allied Forces. Along the way, they encounter a variety of other Germans, some of whom are helpful while others are antagonistic. Eventually they meet up with a young man who has been pretending to be Thomas, a young Jewish concentration camp survivor, who joins their group and becomes their unofficial guardian.