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Alan & Naomi
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Directed by Sterling Van Wagenen
Written by Myron Levoy
Jordon Horowitz
Starring Lukas Haas
Vanessa Zaoui
Distributed by PorchLight Entertainment
Release date(s) January 31, 1992
Running time 96 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Alan & Naomi is a 1992 film about the friendship between two children in 1944 Brooklyn. Lukas Haas and Vanessa Zaoui star as the title characters, and the screenplay is based on the novel by Myron Levoy. The 1977 novel is an American Book Award Finalist for Children's Literature and an honor book for the Jane Addams Children's Book Award, the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award and The Horn Book. Alan & Naomi has received the National Book Awards For Children's Literature in Germany and Austria, and the Dutch Silver Pencil Prize. In 1986 Alan & Naomi was adapted for a theatrical play, Geheime Freunde, by Rudolf Herfurtner. The novel has been translated into eleven languages.


After initial urging from his parents, 14-year-old Alan (Haas) develops an emotional friendship with Naomi (Zaoui), who has been deeply troubled since seeing her father killed by the Nazis in Europe.