Red Cherry | 1994
A World War II saga about displaced children tossed into the maelstrom of the conflict: In 1940, Chuchu and Luo Xiaoman--two of thousands of Chinese youth who are orphaned as a result of the war--are transported to an international school in Moscow. Victims of revolutionary upheaval, they have a surprisingly easy transition into their new environment. A year later, Chuchu and her classmates at a summer camp in Belorussia are taken captive by German invaders. Luo, who stayed behind, is evacuated from the school and, unable to join the army, becomes part of a roving street gang. Both Chuchu and Luo are forced to learn how to survive in their foreign adult surroundings...