Foreign trailer for Saviors in the Night, which screened at the 2010 Santa Barbara International Film Festival.
By 1943, the last of the German Jews were being sent to death camps. Despite the fact that Menne Spiegel (Armin Rohde) won an Iron Cross fighting for Germany in World War I, he learns that he and his family will be deported to the East. In order to save his family, he turns to an old comrade and neighboring farmer, Heinrich Aschoff. Heinrich agrees to hide Menne's wife, Marga (Veronica Ferres), and daughter Karin who change their names. On the farm, only Heinrich and his wife are aware of the Spiegels' real identity as SS soldiers appear at every corner, posing a constant threat. While Heinrich's daughter Annie initially distrusts Marga, the two eventually develop a deep and loving friendship. When Marga is recognized by a village landlady, Annie is torn between losing a friend and committing treason. While his family is on the farm, Menne faces even harder conditions, moving from farm to farm, and living in darkness for nearly two years. Finally in 1945, the Allies finally reach Westphalia, liberating the family and enabling them to reunite. Despite the victory, high tension remains as the Allies are unable to differentiate between the Nazis and German civilians. Saviors in the Night tells the remarkable true story of a family's fight to survive.
- Posted: February 22, 2010
- Director: Ludi Boeken
- Writer: Otto Jägersberg
- Studio: Menemsha Films
- Release: May 6, 2011
- Cast: Veronica Ferres, Armin Rohde, Lia Hoensbroech
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