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Run, Boy, Run

English title: Run, Boy, Run
Original title: Lauf, Junge, Lauf
German title: Lauf, Junge, Lauf
Germany, France, Poland, 2013

Director: Danquart, Pepe
Production company: Bittersuess Pictures, Ciné-Sud Promotion, A Company Filmproduktionsgesellschaft
Co-producers: Quintefilm, ARTE, BR, MDR, HR, RBB
Age recommendation: 12 years and up

Eight-year-old Jurek escapes from the Warsaw ghetto, then manages to survive in the woods and working as a farmhand, disguising himself as a Polish orphan. He encounters people who will betray him for a reward, who will beat him up or try to kill him, and he meets those who will do and risk almost everything to help him. Jurek’s resilience is put to the ultimate test when an accident cripples him, making it harder to find work. But he struggles against all odds. Eventually the Russians reach his area and Jurek even finds a family where he could stay. Yet he is betrayed again, and a young man from a Jewish orphanage forcefully tries to bring Jurek back to his people and his faith. As Jurek revisits his hometown and his abandoned home, we find out that the inner voice that has kept him hanging on over the years is in fact the echo of an earlier incident, a twist of fate that is as heartbreaking as it is encouraging and that will now help Jurek in making a choice between his true and his adopted identity.

Marketing strategies:
The story is based on the bestseller by Uri Orlev.

Rome 2013, Tel Aviv ICFF 2014 (and many more), Schlingel Chemnitz 2014, Tokyo CFF 2015

Website: www.laufjungelauf-derfilm.de

Study guide: laufjungelauf-derfilm.de/schulmateri ...

Study guide: French

Study guide: German


World sales address/es:
Radiant Films

Sold to:
Kino Swiat (PL)