Moss (Musgo) (Film)

Man’s best friend will be the last to lose hope.

Moss is a dog who, not understanding why wars happen, has witnessed how his home and the family he lived with disappears in a second when a bomb drops and destroys everything. Among the rubble, he searches unsuccessfully for his two kids, Janinka and Mirek. Forced to flee, Moss becomes involved in a series of misadventures with owners of various conditions. He becomes a stray dog, a member of a beast circus, a guard dog in a concentration camp, and ultimately, the faithful canine companion of Pavel, a former prisoner whom he helps escape. But the feeling of loss never leaves him, and wherever he goes, he persistently searches for the scent of his children. What if they survived the bombing?

When it seemed like their paths would never cross again, the long-awaited moment finally arrives. Musgo reunites with Janinka, who is ultimately adopted by Pavel. Musgo’s happiness is complete when he also finds Mirek. The two siblings and their dad become a family once again.


RELEVANT INFORMATION: Moss is an extraordinary and marvelous book that talks about destruction and cruelty, as well as friendship, solidarity, and hope. Through a unique perspective, it lets us venture into the classic setting of World War II through the instinctive and innocent gaze of a dog in search of his family. This profoundly emotive work makes us reflect on films such as Steven Spielberg’s War Horse, Isao Takahata’s Grave of the Fireflies, or Lasse Hallström’s A Dog’s Purpose.

The book has won the EDEBÉ Children’s Literature Award and has been translated into eleven languages.


AUDIOVISUAL POTENTIAL: In development for Film format.

LANGUAGES AVAILABLE: Spanish, English, French, Italian, German, and Slovenian.