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The One that Got Away

A lifetime after WII, Thomas retraces his wartime journey

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Couples History Biography Holocaust

In 1944, teenagers Thomas & Edith were interned by the Nazis in Budapest. Alone and afraid, they fell in love. One day Thomas snatched a chance at escape. He spent a year running and never knew what became of Edith. A lifetime later Thomas retraces his wartime journey. On the other side of the globe, from her home in Melbourne, Edith recalls her own path to survival. The two begin corresponding. The documentary weaves the divergent stories of their past with their crystallizing friendship in the present. But after 60 years apart, will they change one another's lives again?

United Orthodox Synagogues of Houston, August 2014
University of Florida, May 2014
JCC Manhattan, April 2014
Jerusalem Jewish Film Festival, December 2013
Australia Jewish International Film Festival 2012

Holocaust experience turns into uplifting tale of destiny

Directors: Sam Lawlor And Lindsay Pollock

Producer: Katalin Schulteisz

Cinematographers: Sam Lawlor And Lindsay Pollock

Original Score: New Build

Sound Design: Felix Martin

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