Tales of difficult childhoods in dysfunctional families, stories of lost innocence and coming-of-age in a street-, junkie- or criminal milieu belong (for reasons I don't understand myself since I grew up pretty protected) to my favourite motives in a film. Real children are neither sweet angels (as in a John Hughes film) nor little monsters (as in many horror-movies) but something in between. They can be mature and irresponsible, clever and stupid, cute and cruel all at the same time.
I won't go into detail about the story of "Verschwinde von hier" but I'll just say that I loved the characters of Lukas and his sister and that all actors were wonderful. If you also like this subject-matter let me recommend some similar German movies: "Kinderspiele", "Svens Geheimnis", "Asphaltflimmern", "Abgefahren" and the classics "Bübchen", "Nordsee ist Mordsee" and "Christiane F. - Wir Kinder vom Bahnhof Zoo"
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