SHEPHERD: The Story of a Jewish Dog 2019
1h 33min | Family | 29 June 2020 (UK)
SHEPHERD is based on the award-winning and bestselling Israeli novel, “The Jewish Dog,” by Asher Kravitz. Kaleb, a beloved German Shepherd, is separated from his Jewish family when the Nuremberg Laws are enacted in WWII Berlin. He is adopted by an SS Officer who trains him to attack and round up Jews at a concentration camp. Kaleb is well cared for and good at his job until one day when he is distracted by a familiar scent. His original master, a young boy named Joshua, has arrived as a prisoner of the camp. Kaleb has not lost his loyalty to Joshua who finds solace in secretly visiting his dog at night. Joshua’s life is at risk. Together they escape the camp and after months of near-death experiences, they are found by partisans who help Joshua make safe passage to Israel.
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Director: Lynn Roth
Writers: Asher Kravitz (based on the novel by), Lynn Roth
Stars: Ayelet Zurer, Ken Duken, August Maturo
Release Date: 29 June 2020 (UK)
Also Known As: SHEPHERD: The Story of a Jewish Dog