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The Boy Who Wouldn't Kill (2009)

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Anjo and his family live on a chicken farm in the post apocalyptic desert. To be able to follow his dream of finding the last remains of civilization he has to overcome his father's iron rules and the endless wasteland that surrounds them.


Linus de Paoli
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Credited cast:
Pit Bukowski ... Anjo - The Boy
Jörg Bundschuh Jörg Bundschuh ... Georg - The Father
Annelie Wagner Annelie Wagner ... Evi - The Girl
Judica Albrecht Judica Albrecht ... Alma - The Mother
Camilo Sottolichio Camilo Sottolichio ... Che - The Pirate
Sönke Kirchhof Sönke Kirchhof ... Dead Pirate
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bjørnar Rydland Thyholdt Bjørnar Rydland Thyholdt ... Sleeping Pirate
Ketel Weber ... Pirate


Anjo and his family live on a chicken farm in the post apocalyptic desert. While his father constantly tries to teach him that killing is a necessity to survive, Anjo dreams of finding the last remains of civilization. After a desert pirate attack, a motorcycle is left behind. Anjo hides it and decides to go on a quest for fuel - and follows the trail of the pirates. But even if he manages to vanquish the endless wasteland around his and get the motorcycle running, will he be able to overcome his father? Written by Linus de Paoli

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In A Land After Time Lives A Boy...



Official Sites:

Official site [Germany]





Release Date:

10 October 2009 (Spain) See more »

Filming Locations:

Berlin, Germany See more »


Box Office


€20,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs



Sound Mix:

Dolby SR



Aspect Ratio:

2.00 : 1
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Did You Know?


Anna and Linus de Paoli visited the Filmfestival in Sitges in 2007 as spectators. They had to sleep in their car in front of the Main theater. That's where they developed the idea for "The Boy Who Wouldn't Kill". Two years later the film had it's world premiere in the short film competition of Sitges 09 in that very theater - and received a special mention. See more »

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