In this drama directed by Brian Percival, Nelesse plays Meminger a young girl sent to live with a foster family in World War II Germany. She learns to read with the encouragement of her new family and a Jewish refugee who they are hiding. The power of words and imagination becomes the only escape from events happening around them. Co-starring Geoffrey Rush, Emily Watson, Nico Liersch and Roger Allam.
For me, there was one day in the last week. It was the whole scene when everyone dies and then I had to cry all day. It was fun because it was a challenge for me, and at the end, I was really proud of myself, but it was just so depressing and so awkward at the same time because I had to kiss Nico. It was just not fun. It was just really awkward. I didn’t like it at all. We were like brothers and sisters, and then we’d look at each other and say, I can’t believe we’re doing this. This is so… We would speak all the time, but that day we barely exchanged a word. It wasn’t so fun. But at the end, we tried