Summer Of My German Soldier, The

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The Summer Of My German Soldier DVD (Region 1 - Playable in North America - The US, Canada, Mexico, etc.) 1978 Color.

Starring: Kristy McNichol, Bruce Davison, Esther Rolle.

During World War II, Anton Reiker (Bruce Davison), a German POW is assigned to work at a local farm in Georgia. Reiker escapes, taking refuge in a barn owned by the Bergens, a Jewish family. At first terrified by her "guest", teen-aged Patty Bergen (Kristy McNichol) falls in love with Anton, zealously hiding him from the rest of her family and the authorities. The two are bound by fate and futility, wondering where their love will lead them.

Esther Rolle, playing Bergen's maid, won an Emmy for her performance; an additional nomination went to the script by Jane-Howard Hammerstein, based on Bette Greene's classic young adult novel.

 "The compelling, bittersweet story of a 13-year old Jewish girl who falls in love with an escaped Nazi P.O.W. in a small Georgia town during World War II! "