The Lucky Star (1980)

Genres - Drama, Historical Film, War  |   Sub-Genres - War Drama  |   Run Time - 110 min.  |   Countries - Canada  |   MPAA Rating - PG
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This well-wrought family comedy-drama by director Max Fischer is set in Holland during World War II. Young David (Brett Marx) has been separated from his parents because they were taken prisoner by the Nazis and sent away to a concentration camp. David ends up living on a Rotterdam farm as one of their workers and spends his time as best he can. He has always been entranced by American westerns and this infatuation gives him a certain confidence when it is most needed. David is inspired by his screen idols when he sees a chance to capture Colonel Gluck (Rod Steiger), an officer in the German army.



war, atrocity, dream, fantasy, hidden, Judaism, Nazism, reality, war-atrocities, boy, capture, parent, Wild-West, youth