DirectorsPepe Danquart
CastAndy Tkacz, Jeanette Hain, Rainer Bock, Itay Tiran, Zbigniew Zamachowski, Olgierd Lukaszewicz, Przemyslaw Sadowski, Elisabeth Duda, Agata Kulesza, Miruslaw Baka, Bogdan Koca, Katarzyna Bargielowska, Aldona Struzik, Lech Dyblik
CountriesGermany, France
Production year2013
Budget6 Mio. €
Running time01:52

To survive you must hide who you really are


Academy Award winner Pepe Danquart brings to the screen the best seller novel by Uri Orlev. It's the true stroy of nine year old Jurek (Andy Tkacz), who escaped in 1942 from the Warsaw ghetto into the woods, where he must survive on his own until the end of the war. He learns how to sleep in trees and how to hunt squirrels with his slingshot. However, coldness and loneliness keep driving him back to civilisation. In the villages, Jurek meets those who will help him and some who will betray him. „Run, Boy, Run“ is a compelling novel based on true events, which is empowering as well as exciting and inspiring to old and young readers alike. The film is a coproduction of bittersuess pictures and Ciné-Sud Promotion & Vandertasic, together with A COMPANY Filmproduktion, amongst others. Production started on August 21st in Germany and will continue in October and later in December in Poland.

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