Seeing the Holocaust through the eyes of the children was inevitably going to be a tough experience. The film mostly succeeds in terms of narrative, emotional punch and cinematography... It just bugged me that it was spoken in English and not in German. Great actors (Farmiga! Thewlis!), and seeing a young Rupert Friend as a vicious blond nazi soldier was... kinda hot (sorry!).
I don't like at all children to be used in any movie or even in commercials. No matter what; especially not, when it comes to the Holocaust. The Holocaust is such a measureless crime against humanity & incredible horrific, it shouldn't be framed with children.