Set during WW II, two Jewish Hungarian youths are sent deep into the countryside by their mother after their father is taken to a labor camp. Little brother Ocsi goes to the village home of Maria, a good-hearted Catholic while Ilcsi is sent somewhere else. She becomes homeless when the Gestapo take over and eventually her wandering reunites Ilcsi with Ocsi on Maria's farm. The kindly woman allows the children to live in a secret loft in her barn. There the youngsters lead an idyllic summer existence far removed from war's harsh realities.
~ Sandra Brennan, All Movie Guide