|Marco Hofschneider||Salomon 'Solly' 'Salek' Perel/Josef 'Jupp' Peters|
|René Hofschneider||Isaak Perel - Salomons brother|
|Piotr Kozlowski||David Perel - Salomons brother|
|André Wilms||Soldier Robert Kellerman|
|Halina Labonarska||Leni's Mother|
|Klaus Abramowsky||Solomon's Father|
|Michèle Gleizer||Solomon's Mother|
|Marta Sandrowicz||Bertha Perel - Salomons sister|
|Nathalie Schmidt||Basia - Cinema cashier|
|Delphine Forest||Inna Moyseyevna|
|Martin Maria Blau||Ulmayer|
|Andrzej Mastalerz||Zenek Dracz|
"A riveting and moving film!" -Leonard Maltin
This "incredible, true story" (Los Angeles Times) is at once "eye-opening, harrowing and humorous" (Leonard Maltin) as it recounts the severe actions a young Jewish boy must take in order to survive the Holocaust. Based on the autobiography of Solomon Perel, a young German Jew the film "bounds from one jaw-dropping episode to the next" (The New Yorker) and puts you in the middle of war-torn Europe where ingenuity, timing and luck are the key to survival.
Separated from his family at the age of thirteen, Solly (Marco Hofschneider) takes on various identities to hide his Jewish heritage. First passing himself off as an orphan and later as one of the "Hitler Youth," Solly carries on his charade, hoping desperately to keep his identity hidden...and make it thought the war alive.