Shepherd: The Hero Dog review – Nazi-era drama strikes the right tone

A family of German Jews are separated from their pet by Nuremburg laws in this honest, unsentimental film

In 1930s Germany, the thoroughly assimilated Jewish Schoenmann family welcome the arrival of a litter of puppies when Anya, their pedigree German shepherd, gives birth in their sun-splashed flat. Although young Joshua (August Maturo) and his sister Rachel (Viktoria Stefanovszky) plead with them to keep the lot, mother Shoshonna (Ayelet Zurer) and father Ralph (Ken Duken) insist that only one puppy can be kept; the rest must be rehomed. The lucky pup who stays, a male named Kaleb, forms an intense bond with young master Jacob.

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Source: theguardian
Shepherd: The Hero Dog review – Nazi-era drama strikes the right tone