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The Red Jacket (2002)

Die rote Jacke (original title)
A German father's soccer-playing son is hit by a car and dies. The father donates the boy's red jacket to charity, where it ends up in war-torn Sarajevo. The boy's parents are killed, and ... See full summary »

Director:

Florian Baxmeyer

Writer:

Elke Schuch
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 5 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview:
Nikola Jankovic Nikola Jankovic ... Nikola
Ulrich Noethen ... Vater Walter
Catrin Striebeck Catrin Striebeck ... Autofahrerin
Oliver Masucci ... Bayerischer Soldat
Matthias Klimsa ... UN Soldat - Bibo
Tetje Mierendorf Tetje Mierendorf ... DRK-Helfer
Philipp Hochmair ... UN - Sanitäter 1
Constance Domdey Constance Domdey ... Polizistin
Kai Lichtenauer Kai Lichtenauer ... UN - Sanitäter 2
Michael Zdravkovic Michael Zdravkovic ... Junge
Aleksandar Kerkovic Aleksandar Kerkovic ... Plünderer 1
Darko Jankovic Darko Jankovic ... Plünderer 2
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A German father's soccer-playing son is hit by a car and dies. The father donates the boy's red jacket to charity, where it ends up in war-torn Sarajevo. The boy's parents are killed, and he almost is. Some UN soldiers find him, and send him to a hospital in Germany. He escapes the hospital, is hit by a car (but unhurt). The driver reads the tag inside the jacket and "returns" the boy to the grieving father. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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Excellent short
21 November 2003 | by jpossSee all my reviews

We watched this recently in one of my film school classes and I was greatly impressed. The story is very simple and told in a highly visual style. There is almost no dialogue, which makes this originally German film accessible to non-German speakers like many of my classmates. I was instantly engrossed in the film, from the opening images of the aftermath of a traffic accident. The story is well-paced and not overbearing, as student films have a tendency to be. The photography is nice and even beautiful in several places, but it is never distracting and the story is always the focus. Excellent work.

This is a filmmaker to keep an eye on.


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Country:

Germany

Language:

German | Serbo-Croatian | English

Release Date:

1 May 2002 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Hamburg, Germany See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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