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ECFA Award Winner

When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit

English title: When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit
Original title: Als Hitler das rosa Kaninchen stahl
German title: Als Hitler das rosa Kaninchen stahl
Germany, Switzerland, 2019

Director: Link, Caroline
Production company: Sommerhaus Filmproduktion
Co-producers: Warner Bros. Entertainment, Nextfilm, La Siala Entertainment, Hugofilm Production, RAI Cinema
Age recommendation: 8 years and up
Length: 110 min.
Film genre: Feature film

Suppose your country began to change. Suppose that without your noticing it became dangerous for some people to live in your country. Suppose you found, to your complete surprise, that your own father was one of those people. That is what happens to Anna in 1933. Anna is not sure who Hitler is. She is nine years old when everything begins, too busy to take much notice of his face on posters all over Berlin. 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 uproot her entire existence. Anna and her family hastily flee Germany, leaving even her favourite stuffed pink rabbit behind. From now on Anna encounters life in exile, not speaking the language, not knowing customs and manners, missing her friends and loved ones. To find a school for Anna is difficult, money is getting very short and they are fearful as they also encounter xenophobia. Yet Anna grows up, finds new friends, and learns to take responsibility. So when her family has to move away yet again, she is certain she can do anything.

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Based on the best-selling novel by Judith Kerr.

German film award 2020: Best film for children; Golden Sparrow Gera/Erfurt 2020, Schlingel CFF Chemnitz, Olympia CFF Pyrgos 2020 (ECFA Award, awarded), Thessaloniki IFF 2020, Ale Kino! Poznan 2020, JEF CFF Vlaanderen 2021 (ECFA Award), Children Kinofest Kyiv 2021, Biky CFF Busan 2021, Buster CFF Copenhagen 2021

Study guide: Danish

Study guide: German

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Beta Film (DE)

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Warner Brothers (DE)
Jef (BE)