The Search

The Search

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Montgomery Clift stars in an Academy Award-nominated performance as an American GI who befriends a lost, young Auschwitz survivor looking for his family in The Search. Europe, 1945. Germany has surrendered, and displaced victims of war from all across the continent try to reconnect with their families and find their way home. Among the millions is one starving young boy, Karel Malik (Ivan Jandl), who was separated from his mother at Auschwitz. GI Ralph Stevenson (Clift) befriends the lost and nearly hopeless boy, planning to take him back to the United States as there is very little chance that his mother survived the death camp. But she is alive and refuses to believe that her missing son is dead. This story, part documentary, part drama, is based on true events and on Europe's Children, the book of photographs by Therese Bonney.
Starring Montgomery Clift, Ivan Jandl, Aline MacMahon
Director Fred Zinnemann