Wakolda (The German Doctor)

Wakolda (The German Doctor)
Wakolda (The German Doctor)

Year

2013

Duration

90 minutes

Genres

Drama

Language

German / Hebrew / Spanish (English subtitles)

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Synopsis

Lilith’s family is moving to a lakeside hotel in Patagonia inherited by her mother. On the way they meet a charming German doctor who asks to stay with them while he sets up his surgery. Bullied for being small, Lilith is desperate to grow and quickly befriends the doctor who is keen to offer her growth treatment. However, there is something about the doctor that her parents and even some of the townspeople don’t trust. Inspired by the real life of Nazi doctor Josef Mengele, this is an intriguing drama unraveled through the eyes of a curious young girl.

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Contains moderate violence and threat.

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What our educators say

"Some of them saw a clip from Wakolda (The German Doctor) on TV recently and really wanted to watch it. So I thought I’d take a chance, not expecting them to watch the whole film but the majority were absolutely gripped. "

- Ann Hardy, Teacher, Manchester Secondary PRU, Manchester