JUMP

By Sven J. MATTEN

PARADIGMA ENTERTAINMENT - as PROD

Drama - Completed 2004


    • Year of production
    • 2004
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • GERMANY
    • Languages
    • GERMAN
    • Duration
    • 20 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Sven J. MATTEN
    • Writer(s)
    • Tina SCHULTE, Wunibald HEIGL
    • Producer(s)
    • Sven J. MATTEN
    • Synopsis
    • Basti (16) lives in a broken home in a run-down neighbourhood, constantly scared of his abusive father. In his desperate search for love, affection and acceptance, he joins a group of neo-fascists which his brother belongs to. For the first time in his life, he feels like he belongs.
      Then he meets Tekin, a Turkish boy of the same age who gets him interested in his multi-ethnical basketball team. All of a sudden Basti is caught between two fronts, he is a fascist but still Tekin’s friend, he belongs but yet he's all alone, and when Tekin gets seriously injured in a fight with some Neo-Nazis, Basti has to make a decision...
      The subject of Jump! is racism and violence – violence against those who are different, those who do not belong. The film tells the story of a friendship which is put on trial because of this longing to belong. Jump! is moving, provocative and certainly food for thought.
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