The film is based on a true story of a young teenage German Jew named Henry Weiss and his journey during the 20th century as the only survivor of his family during the holocaust. Pursuing his life journey he finds refuge in England, is initially arrested with all German aliens and then joins the British Armed Forces to return to Europe on D- Day. In times of threat, fear and deep despair Henry find that his only way to survive is to capitalize his passion and skill for writing, reading, learning. Through a sequence of strange historic coincidences Henry returns to his native country Germany to become one of its top diplomats, but never forgetting what had happened to his family. For him it is the only way to find inner peace and forgiveness. Against the backdrop of recent global refugee challenges, “The Century Traveler” stages refugee issues from a very different perspective, but nonetheless maintains its political relevance.
The project is scheduled to be shot on location in Berlin, London, Isle of Man and Northern France as a German-UK co-production.