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A Child Needs Love

Ciske de Rat

Directed by Wolfgang Staudte
West Germany, Netherlands, 1955
Drama, Family


Ciske de Rat is the story of an eleven year old lonely street child Ciske (Franciskus) Vrijmoeth, who has no friends and is only called “the rat”.

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A Child Needs Love Directed by Wolfgang Staudte

Awards & Festivals

Venice Film Festival

1955 | Winner: Silver Lion

1955 | Honorable Mention: OCIC Award

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