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Alan and Naomi

4.5 out of 5 stars 36 ratings

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New York, 1944. It is wartime, and Alan, a young Jewish teenager, likes to hang out in the street playing stickball with his buddies. But, his parents have volunteered him for a task he is reluctant to take on- befriending Naomi, a French teenager who was scarred by seeing her father murdered before her eyes by the Gestapo. Now, she is near catatonic, trapped in her terror. With courage and affection, Alan struggles to help her break free from her abyss. Alan and Naomi is a story of trust and triumph, pain and joy, warmth and wonder. This is a story of friendship and peace in a world at war. Dove family approved.

About the Actor

Vanessa Zaoui - Vanessa is an actress known for Alan & Naomi (1992) and Cinq jours en juin (1989). Lukas Haas - While his first screen role was in the 1983 nuclear holocaust film Testament (1983), it was his second appearance, in Witness (1985) opposite Harrison Ford and Kelly McGillis that earned attention and acclaim. In Peter Weirs 1985 film, Lukas portrayed an Amish child who was the sole witness to an undercover cops murder, and his work earned him starring roles in such films as Lady in White (1988), The Wizard of Loneliness (1988), and Alan & Naomi (1992) - the latter film co-written by his mother. Lukas was subsequently nominated for an Emmy for his portrayal of AIDS victim, Ryan White, in the controversial TV movie, The Ryan White Story (1989). He continued to distinguish himself in film in starring roles including: Music Box (1989) with Jessica Lange and director Costa-Gavras; Convicts (1991) and Rambling Rose (1991) (both with Robert Duvall); and Boys (1996) with John C. Reilly and Winona Ryder. On stage, in 1988, Lukas performed alongside Steve Martin and Robin Williams in Samuel Becketts Waiting for Godot at Lincoln Center in New York City for director Mike Nichols. Lukas went on to work with directors Woody Allen in Everyone Says I Love You (1996), Tim Burton in Mars Attacks! (1996), and Alan Rudolph in Breakfast of Champions (1999). He had a pivotal role in Brick (2005), Rian Johnsons directorial debut with Joseph Gordon-Levitt. He next appeared in the Kurt Cobain-inspired Last Days (2005), directed by Gus Van Sant, which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival. Roles in Material Girls (2006), slasher movie send-up The Tripper (2006), Who Loves the Sun (2006), Gardener of Eden (2007), While She Was Out (2008), and Death in Love (2008) followed. Recently, Lukas had a supporting role in Christopher Nolans Inception (2010) opposite Leonardo DiCaprio, Ellen Page, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Michael Caine and Marion Cotillard. He then appeared in Red Riding Hood (2011) for director Catherine Hardwicke, and Contraband (2012), director Baltasar Kormákurs English-language remake of the movie he starred in, Reykjavik-Rotterdam (2008). Lukas was most recently seen in Crazy Eyes (2012). He has several projects in production, including Meth Head (2013) written and directed by Jane Clark. Michael Gross - Gross was born in 1947 in Chicago, Illinois, to Virginia Ruth (Cahill), a telephone operator, and William Oscar Gross, a tool designer. He was involved with a gang for a couple of years during high school before becoming a better student. He went on to be senior class president. Received an M.F.A. from the Yale University School of Drama. Worked in theater before moving to New York to begin an acting career. This eventually led to his breakthrough role on the show Family Ties (1982). He has moved on to several other projects since the shows end, including three of the In the Line of Duty movies, narrating audio books, and, probably most notably, playing the character Burt in the Tremors (1990) films.

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  • MPAA rating : s_medPG PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
  • Package Dimensions : 7.09 x 5.43 x 0.59 inches; 2.93 Ounces
  • Director : Sterling Van Wagenen
  • Media Format : NTSC
  • Run time : 1 hour and 35 minutes
  • Release date : October 24, 2017
  • Actors : Lukas Haas, Vanessa Zaoui, Michael Gross
  • Studio : Questar, Inc.
  • ASIN : B076M9G6G8
  • Number of discs : 1
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36 ratings