By Edward BERGER

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Drama - Completed 2014

For JACK (10), having a family is the most important thing in the world. Then, one day, his mother disappears. Together with his younger brother MANUEL (6), he embarks on a journey to find her…

& Awards

Berlinale - Berlin IFF 2014
    • Year of production
    • 2014
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • Languages
    • GERMAN
    • Duration
    • 102 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Edward BERGER
    • Writer(s)
    • EIDR
    • 10.5240/BF3F-5055-36DB-E442-5D40-N
    • Producer(s)
    • Jan KRÜGER (Port au Prince Film & Kultur Produktion GmbH), René RÖMERT
    • Synopsis
    • JACK RUNS. Everything he does is infused with purpose, every muscle in his taut little body is focused on getting things done. Getting up on time. Waking his little brother Manuel. Going to school. Preparing dinner. A lot for a child. But with a single mother, Sanna, who's sweet, girlish and utterly unable to cope, JACK RUNS THE HOUSE – and runs it well. Until an accident breaks their little community apart: Child Welfare assigns Jack to a state-run home. When the holidays arrive, but Sanna doesn't pick him up and another boy bullies him with tragic results, he flees. On foot. Across the vast expanse of Berlin. To Sanna, who is nowhere to be found. Picking up Manuel from a friend of his mother's, he crisscrosses the city in search of his mother. JACK RUNS INTO TROUBLE. The two boys need food, rest, sleep, but Jack keeps going, fear and anguish etched on his face, desperately searching for Sanna, desperate to avoid being sent back to the home. JACK RUNS OUT OF STEAM. After what seems like an eternity, Jack finds Sanna. And comes to a drastic realization...