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by Miloš Radivojević


One day, an orphan girl called Romi (6) is brought to Alex (52). The girl may or may not be Alex’s child from a random encounter with a prostitute. While driving Romi to a near-by town and Social Welfare Center, where he plans to hand her over to the authorities, Alex tells Romi in flashback form a story about his childhood, from the time of his accidental and unwanted conception in 1939 to age eight. Alex’s mother Jelena (25), a communist activist, is carried away by her grandiose ideals yet is incapable of loving those closest to her. The only person who offers Alex any love and warmth during his childhood is Werner Kraus (35), a high-ranking officer of the Wermacht, accommodated in the house of Alex’s family during the German occupation of Yugoslavia…

international title: How I Was Stolen by the Germans
original title: Kako su me ukrali Nemci
country: Serbia
sales agent: Soul Food
year: 2011
genre: fiction
directed by: Miloš Radivojević
film run: 140'
release date: RS 23/06/2011
screenplay: Miloš Radivojević, Vladislava Vojnović, Svetozar Vlajković
cast: Jelena Djokić, Douglas Henshall, Svetozar Cvetković, Dara Džokić, Miodrag Krstović, Vojislav Brajović, Branimir Popović, Gordan Kičić, Boris Isaković, Nada Šargin
cinematography by: Miloš Radivojević
film editing: Petar Jakonić
art director: Mile Jeremić
costumes designer: Gordana Angelovski
production: Testament Films D.O.O., A Atalanta D.O.O., Jadran Film, Magicbox Multimedia, Cinebox 100, Concept films, Mapa, Podgorica
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