Lauf Junge lauf!

Pepe Danquart

Srulik is nine years old when he fled from the Warsaw Ghetto in 1942. Left to his own devices, he makes his way through the Polish forests until he encounters the peasant woman Magda. She teaches the boy to leave the past behind: The Jewish refugee Srulik becomes Jurek, a solid bible reading, catholic orphan. But Jurek must recognise that an invented history does not protect against the inhumanity of war. With strong narrative prowess Oscar winner Pepe Danquart condenses Srulik’s experiences into an exciting, touching drama. Funded by HessenInvestFilm, the Hessian forest Taunus served as location in some parts of the film. Emotionally, the film talks about the brutal end of childhood and is painfully exposes the compulsion to deny one’s identity. Still, a a life-affirming spark of optimism remains, characterising the real fate of Yoram Fridman at the end. _"The film by Pepe Danquart tells in quiet, haunting imagary the incredible but true story of Yoram Fridman, which has already reached many people through the novel by Uri Orlev. The twins Andrzej and Kamil Tkacz in the lead role are convincing, imbuing the character of the child with innocence, but also with unbridled vitality. The supporting roles are filled credibly and multi-faceted with Polish and German actors. As a result, the film is also a respectful nod to all the people who helped the persecuted during the war, regardless of the very real threat of dire consequences to themselves. LAUF JUGE, LAUF is an impressive film full of strength and hope for humanity’s victory over the inhuman atrocities of the Nazi era."_ (FBW rating "extremely valuable") _"A captivating and moving tale. Not a single minute is superfluous."_(Süddeutsche Zeitung) _"A moving tribute to the courage and strength of a child, which does not lose hope."_ (Filmwerk) "*Buy Ticket now >>*":http://www.adticket.de/Lichter-Filmfestival-Shop.html?format=raw&searchname=Lauf%20Junge%20Lauf

18. March 2015

18:00 h, Mal Seh'n Kino

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Regie Pepe Danquart
Year D/F/PL, 2013
Category Extra Regional
Duration 107 min
Language Original version with subtitles
Produktion Pepe Danquart, Uwe Spiller
Cast Andrzej Tkacz, Kamil Tkacz, Elisabeth Duda, Jeanette Hain, Olgierd Łukaszewicz u.a.
Camera Daniel Gottschalk
Script Pepe Danquart, Heinrich Hadding nach dem Roman von Uri Orlev

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