Never Alone tells the story of the eve of the Second World War, a dark period in Europe, and Finland’s reception of refugees from Germany and Austria. Finnish businessman and philanthropist Abraham Stiller is at the center of the effort to help the refugees. He does everything he can to help Jewish refugees who have come to Finland to be deported to the Auschwitz concentration camp. The film tells their story.
Klaus Härö is an award-winning Finnish film director. His latest film, My Sailor, My Love (2022), had its world premiere at the prestigious Toronto International Film Festival. The film won the Audience Award for Best International Film at the Chicago International Film Festival and the Grand Prize for International Drama at the Cleveland International Film Festival. The film won the Best Irish Film award at the Dublin International Film Festival (DIFF).
The Fencer was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 2016 when it was also shortlisted for an Oscar in the Best Foreign Language Film category that year. The film also won the Best Feature Film award at the Stony Brook Film Festival in the US in August 2016.
The film Letters to Father Jacob was awarded the Jussi Award for Best Film in 2010 when Härö also won the Jussi for Best Director for the same film. The film was also voted the most moving Finnish film of the 2000s by Helsingin Sanomat.
Never Alone is an international co-production between Finnish Matila Röhr Production, Estonian Taska Film, Swedish HOBAB, Austrian Samsara Filmproduktion, and German Penned Pictures.