A young boy and his father have a difficult relationship, but are trying to reach each other. They need a catalyst to make that happen.


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Jojo, a lively 10-year-old with a difficult home life marked by a volatile father & an absent mother, finds solace in an abandoned baby jackdaw. Through the special friendship he builds with the bird, the wall between him & his father will be brought down. Written by Flounder

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18 April 2012 (Netherlands)  »

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Aprendiendo a volar: Kauwboy  »

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The official submission of the Netherlands to the Best Foreign Language Film of the 85th Academy Awards 2013. See more »


After the long run in the opening scene, upon reaching the overpass Jojo isn't the least bit out of breath. See more »


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An original, well received movie
23 August 2015 | by See all my reviews

In an era when many movies are just re-hashes of other movies this little production distinguishes itself. Very watchable. Touching. Engaging. Real. Anyone who has known loss way too soon in life will identify. The lead actor has real talent. You quickly forget you're watching an actor, so natural is his performance. And the directing distinguishes itself as well. It's said never work with animals or children, or animal-like children (hey, he growls and bites!). But the performance coaxed out of this young talent is notable. And I can't imagine working with a bird was any easier. Kudos all around And please do watch it until the very end for a very special scene.

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