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Florida Premiere

Run Boy Run

Directed by Pepe Danquart

German-France-Poland | 112 minutes | 2013

Polish, Yiddish, German, Hebrew with English subtitles

A superlative saga of courage and compassion, Run Boy Run tells the extraordinary true story of a Polish boy who seeks the kindness of others in his solitary struggle to outlast the Nazi occupation and keep alive his Jewish faith. Escaping the Warsaw ghetto at the behest of his father, nine-year-old Srulik flees to the woods. There, he learns to hide from SS patrols and scour for food, until loneliness and the harsh onset of winter drive him back to civilization. Taken in by a kindhearted farmer’s wife, he is given shelter and a new identity. Passing himself off as Jurek, a Christian war orphan, the intrepid boy traverses the countryside from village to village, working as a farmhand under an ever-present threat of persecution. Some will help him survive and others will betray him. Just when it seems his childhood memories and identity could be lost forever, Jurek’s harrowing journey culminates in a powerhouse conclusion and postscript.

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Pepe Danquart is an Academy Award-winning filmmaker. He is a member of the Academy Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences, of the European Film Academy, and co-founder of the German Film Academy.
Foreign Title Lauf Junge Lauf
Director Pepe Danquart
Countries of Production German-France-Poland
Year of Presentation 2013
Language(s) Polish, Yiddish, German, Hebrew with English subtitles
Premiere Status Florida Premiere
Runtime 112 minutes
Principal Cast Andrzej Tkacz, Kamil Tkacz, Elisabeth Duda, Itay Tiran, Przemyslaw Sadowski

Nominated for 3 German Film Awards

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