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My Friend Joe

Original title: My Friend Joe
German title: Mein Freund Joe
Great Britain, Germany, Ireland, 1995

Director: Bould, Chris
Age recommendation: 8 years and up

Twelve-year-old Chris is struggling to prove himself with the local lads as they perform a series of increasingly reckless stunts to prove who is the 'coolest'. The arrival of Joe, an American boy who performs daredevil acrobatics on a mountain bike, soon makes all their antics look tame. Joe and Chris become best friends - but it becomes clear that there is something very different about Joe...

This superbly crafted award-winning film is a powerful exploration of friedship, loyalty and the importance of relationships forged between young people.

Berlin 96

Reinhold T. Schöffel, BJF: 28.02.2000

World sales address/es:
Portman (GB)

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