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15 Ratings

Jonah Who Lived in the Whale

Jona che visse nella balena

Directed by Roberto Faenza
Italy, France, 1993


A Jewish boy struggles to survive when he and his parents are thrown into a German concentration camp during World War II in this touching drama that explores the Holocaust from the perspective of a young Dutch child.

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Jonah Who Lived in the Whale Directed by Roberto Faenza

Awards & Festivals

Moscow International Film Festival

1993 | Winner: Ecumenical Jury Award

Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists

1994 | 4 nominations including: Best Director

David di Donatello Awards

1993 | 3 wins including: Best Director

1993 | 4 nominations including: Best Film

Golden Globes (Italy)

1993 | 2 nominations including: Best Original Score

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