Raju (film)

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Raju short film poster.png
Film poster
Directed by Max Zahle
Produced by Stefan Gieren
Written by Florian Kuhn
Max Zähle
Starring Wotan Wilke Möhring
Julia Richter
Krish Gupta
Release date
10 February 2012
Country Germany
Language German

Raju is an live action short film directed by Max Zahle. The film was nominated for the 2012 Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film.[1][2]

The film follows a German couple who adopt a little boy who they believe to be an orphan from Kolkata, India. When he goes missing on the second day, they realise that his parents are still alive and that he has been abducted from his family. The story details their dramatic response to the discovery.


  1. ^ "Nominees for the 85th Academy Awards". Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Retrieved 9 February 2013. 
  2. ^ Debruge, Peter (21 February 2012). "Review: 'The Oscar-Nominated Short Films 2012: Live Action'". Variety. Retrieved 17 January 2016. 

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