A German couple travels to India to adopt a son, Raju (Krish Gupta), who suddenly disappears. New father, Jan Fischer (Wotan Wilke Möhring), is lead into a dark world as he discovers his missing son was kidnapped by the orphanage, to be sold to foreigners.


New mom, Sarah (Julia Richter), doesn’t agree with Jan, when he tells her they must find his true/biological parents.

Raju is directed and co-written by Max Zähle with writer Florian Kuhn.

Raju is really the only serious/dramatic film amongst the Oscar nominees for Live Action Short Film and is my predicted winner. Alex, who attended the showing at Tivoli, also agrees.


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My Short Film (Live Action) Rankings

  1. Pentecost
  2. Raju
  3. Time Freak
  4. Tuba Atlantic
  5. The Shore

Predicted Winner