The Path

The Path

Germany | 2022 | 99 min | Tobias Wiemann

April 14 - 24, 2022

Fleeing from the Nazis, two children, a journalist father, and a dog must make their way through the hazardous Pyrenees on their expedition to New York City in this thrill-a-minute family drama.

Director Tobias Wienmann scheduled to attend.


*Restricted to audiences in WA State.

This World War II refugee story deftly invites young people into a topic usually reserved for older audiences. The story starts mid-action as 12-year-old Rolf, his German journalist father Ludwig, and their Jack Russell terrier Adi flee the Nazis through France. Backed into a corner, Rolf and his father must enlist the help of Spanish Civil War orphan Núria to cross the Pyrenees into Spain so they can meet Rolf’s mother in New York City. The Path, directed by Tobias Wiemann, is based on Rüdiger Bertram’s novel and is inspired by true events. Though suspenseful, the film stays true to its intended young audience by including moments of levity and light. As contemporary Europe sees a rise in fascism and children are once again made refugees by war, The Path is a timely film that reminds viewers young and old of the value of European solidarity in the face of destruction.

Megan Garbayo-López

  • Original Language Title: Der Pfad
  • Director: Tobias Wiemann
  • Principal Cast: Julius Weckauf, Nonna Cardoner, Volker Bruch, Anna-Maria Mühe, Bruna Cusi
  • Premiere Status: Seattle
  • Country: Germany
  • Year: 2022
  • Running Time: 99 min
  • Producer: Daniel Ehrenberg
  • Screenplay: Rüdiger Bertram, Jytte-Merle Böhrnsen
  • Cinematographers: Martin Schlecht
  • Editors: Andreas Radtke
  • Music: Tobias Kuhn, Markus Perner, Dave Anderson
  • Website: Official Film Website
  • Filmography: Amelie rennt (2017), Von einem, der auszog, das Furchten zu lernen (2014), Grossstadtklein (2013)
  • Language: German, Spanish, Catalan, French, English
  • Has Subtitles: Yes
  • Format: DCP
  • International Sales: Global Screen GmbH