The Crossing

Dir. Johanne Helgeland | 90 min
Narrative Norway 2020
Norwegian with English Subtitles

10-year-old Gerda and her brother Otto’s parents are in the Norwegian resistance movement, covertly fighting the Nazi powers. One day, just before Christmas in 1942, their parents are arrested, leaving the siblings on their own. They discover two Jewish children, Sarah and Daniel, hidden in a secret cupboard in their basement at home. It is now up to Gerda and Otto to finish what their parents started: helping Sarah and Daniel flee from the Nazis, cross the border to neutral Sweden, and reunite them with their parents.

A film about confidence, uncompromising loyalty, and the courage that can be found in even the youngest of children—this is a film for the whole family.

You film rental includes access to a pre-recorded filmmaker conversation with Director Johanne Helgeland, which will automatically play at the end of the film. After watching, sign up for a live Community Conversation on the film at Pozez JCC Community Conversation.

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