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by Edward Berger


Although he is only ten years old, Jack is responsible for himself and his little brother Manuel and this fills him with pride. Their single mother works during the day and often goes out at night. There’s no father in sight. One day, Manuel burns himself with boiling hot water while bathing and Jack is blamed for the incident. It's reason enough for social services to put him in a home where he is dreadfully homesick. He soon gets into trouble and bolts, heading for home. He arrives back, only to find his mother is once again absent. Jack and Manuel roam the city in search of her. They sleep in parks and in an underground car park, run away from the police and encounter adults, some of whom help and others who are indifferent.

international title: Jack
original title: Jack
country: Germany
sales agent: Beta Cinema
year: 2014
genre: fiction
directed by: Edward Berger
film run: 103'
release date: FR 8/04/2015
screenplay: Edward Berger, Nele Mueller-Stöfen
cast: Ivo Pietzcker, Georg Arms, Luise Heyer, Vincent Redetzki, Jakob Matschenz, Nele Mueller-Stöfen
cinematography by: Jens Harant
film editing: Janina Herhoffer
art director: Christiane Rothe
costumes designer: Esther Waltz
music: Christoph M. Kaiser, Julian Maas
producer: Jan Krüger, René Römert
co-producer: Andreas Eicher, Helge Neubronner, Frank Evers, Sebastian Zembol, Dietmar Güntsche, Wolfgang Behr, Martin Hagemann
production: Port-Au-Prince Pictures GmbH, cine plus Filmproduktion, Mixtvision Film & TV, Neue Bioskop Film, Zero West Filmproduktion Gmbh
distributor: Diaphana Distribution


main awards/selection

Berlin International Film Festival 2014 In competition

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