Synopsis: Wolf Children period drama is inspired by the true story of German troop orphaned children, who between 1946 and 1947 roamed the Soviets occupied areas of the former East Prussia, trying to get to friendly to families in Lithuania. Wolf Children period drama is set in 1946 and follows a group of war orphans who are struggling to survive in the ruins of post-war Europe. The plot focuses on fourteen Hans who after the death of their mother decides to go with his younger brother Charles to Lithuania. The brothers, however, are on their way compelled to flee before Soviet troops and unplanned splits. Hans, driven by the seemingly hopeless desire to find his brother, joins the group of orphans nicknamed wolf children to the territory of a foreign country waged unequal struggle with hunger, weather and disease. After losing a war in the former Prussian region fell to the Soviet Union find themselves in the position of game two brothers - the older Hans (Levin Liam) and younger Fritzen (Patri
Genre: Drama, History
Director(s): Rick Ostermann
  1 win & 3 nominations.
91 min

Summer 1946

East Prussia and Lithuania

under Sovvjet administration

"This archipelago consists of

ten principal islands,

of which five exceed the others in size.

They are situated under the Equator, and...

between five and six hundred miles...

westward of the coast of America.

They are all formed of...


- Foods ready.

Mom, you have to eat.

You should eat.

I'm not hungry.

But she has to eat, she's sick.

Fritzchen... Fritzchen, come to me.

Come here.

Tell me your names.

Tell me your names.

Come on!

Hans Uwe Arendt.

And you too, Fritzchen.

Tell me your name.

Fritz Ludger Arendt.

Listen carefully.

I want you to go to Lithuania.

Do you remember the farm

we stayed at last winter?

Take this amulet

and give it to the farmer's wife.

They will take you in.

I'm sure.

And they will give you food.

Hans, my big boy...

promise you'll take Fritzchen there.


You have to take care of him.

You must stay together.

No matter what.

But we won't find it without you.

- Sure.

You'll remember.

You have to cross the river Memel...

and then go east.

Always east.

And what about you?

I will follow you as soon as I'm better.

My boys...

I love you so much.

Don't ever forget who you are.

And now tell me

your beautiful names again.

Hans, get up. Mother is dead.


Wake up!

Wake up.


Don't lose it again.


Come on,

let's walk until we find a bridge.

That will take too long,

we need to cross.

But you can't swim.

Hurry, they're right behind us.


- Get up.

Give me that.

- What are you doing? - Let me.

Go away. Hurry.

Hold on to this.

My brother needs it, he can't swim.

Fritzchen, hold on!

After them!

- Go, swim across!

I need to get to my brother.

- No, swim.

No, Ruth!


- Fritzchen!

Come on, Fritzchen!

Come on!

What are you doing?

- I need to get to my brother.

Come back.

- Stop it, he cannot swim.


- He is all alone.

Come out of there.

Let me!

He needs me!

Away from the banks! Quick!

Where are you going?

- We're looking for our aunt.

You can't go there, there are soldiers.

They were shooting at us.

We have to go there.

We're all alone if we don't.

There was no one there.

Only the soldiers.

You better come with us.


For you.

I have to tell you something.

Before, at the river...

your aunt was there.

She's dead.

I am Christel.

I'm your aunt now.

I'll show you a secret.

I will protect you with this.

You're thinking of your brother, right?

I promised my mother to take care of him

and that we wouldn't lose each other.

He'll be fine.

I have to get to that farm.

Are you not sad at all?


Your sister is dead.

My sister died a long time ago.

Last winter.

That little girl's name was Ruth.

I wanted to save her from the soldiers.


Karl, quick!

Let go of me.

Let's get out of here.

We have to find a place for him to stay.

Where do you want to go?

Is there no one...

waiting for you?

I'm trying not to starve.

But you have to be going somewhere?


Have you ever been to town?

At the sea?

Have you seen the sea?

I was at the seaside with my parents.

My brother was still small then.

You will find him.

But I have the amulet

for the farmers to recognise us

and he has nothing.

He's certainly there waiting for you.

I'm scared.

Don't be. Remember our secret.

How still is the world,

And in the veil of twilight,

As comfortable and lovely

As a quiet chamber,

Where the misery of the day

You will sleep away and forget.

Do you see the moon standing there?

There is only half of it to see,

And yet it is round and fair!

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