This is a truly touching movie that pulls no punches. Witness the first time we meet Margaret - she is being returned to the orphanage by her adoptive "mother", a woman too busy with her social life to pay attention to this needy child who punishes her for crying. Young Peter is unable to talk; the return of a stuffed lamb that John had inadvertently placed in his pocket turns out to be the key to his return to normalcy. Another child screams any time she sees a man - it was a man who pulled her from the horror of her bombed home. The film not only gives us a look at the war's effect on the children, but on adults as well. Our hearts ached for the older couple who long to adopt a child, but cannot seem to make emotional contact with either Peter or Margaret (we all hoped that another child would be offered to this loving people).
This is a jewel of a picture. Give it a try. In the interim, take a look at the trailer: