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Richard Banel in Edges of the Lord

Edges of the Lord

2001 R

Set in World War II Poland, this earnest drama stars Haley Joel Osment as Romek, a 12-year-old Jewish boy dispatched to the countryside to live with a family of Catholic peasants in the hope of saving him from the Nazis. Passed off as a nephew whose parents have fallen ill, Romek is befriended by a parish priest (Willem Dafoe) who tutors him on Catholic catechism. But the horrors of war are never far away as Romek adapts to his new life.