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Jim Button and Luke the Engine Driver

English title: Jim Button and Luke the Engine Driver
Original title: Jim Knopf und Lukas der Lokomotivführer
German title: Jim Knopf und Lukas der Lokomotivführer
Germany, 2018

Director: Gansel, Dennis
Production company: Rat Pack, Warner Bros., Malao Film
Co-producers: Studio Babelsberg, Constantin Film Produktion, Bavaria Film
Age recommendation: 6 years and up
Length: 105 min.
Film genre: Feature film

This epic fantasy adventure follows a young orphan boy Jim Button, his best friend Luke and a magical steam engine called Emma as they travel from their home on the tiny island of Morrowland throughout the world in search of the truth about Jim's origins. Luke and Jim begin the greatest adventure of their lives, promising the Emperor of Mandala that they will rescue his daughter, Princess Li Si, who was kidnapped by pirates and dragged across the terrifying Valley of Shadows to the deadly Dragon City. The further they get, the more their suspicion grows that there is a connection between Jim’s unknown origins and Li Si's disappearance...

Contact for festival screenings: Renate Zylla, RZylla@arcor.de

Marketing strategies:
Based on Michael Ende's best-selling novel.

KiKiFe Schwäbisch Gmünd 2018, Emden IFF 2018, Giffoni 2018, La Matatena CFF Mexico City 2018, Schlingel Chemnitz 2018, Cinemagic Belfast 2018, London IFF 2018, Juniorfest Plzen 2018, Mannheim Heidelberg IFF 2018, Cinepaenz Cologne 2018, Smile CFF New Delhi 2018, Belmont CFF 2019, FIFEM Montreal 2019, Freeze Frame CFF Winnipeg 2019, KiKiFe Schwäbisch Gmünd 2019, Leeds Young Film Festival 2019, Dytiatko CFF Charkow 2019, Kinolino Dresden CFF 2019, Rolan Bykow CFF Yerevan 2019, Taiwan CFF 2020, Chania IFF 2021, Sevilla IFF 2021

Study guide: German

World sales address/es:
Timeless Films (GB)

Sold to:
Warner Brothers (DE)