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Lauf Junge lauf (2013)

Not Rated | | Action, Biography, Drama | 10 January 2014 (Poland)
Srulik, an eight-year-old boy, flees from the Warsaw ghetto in 1942. He attempts to survive, at first alone in the forest, and then as a Christian orphan named Jurek on a Polish farm. ... See full summary »

Director:

Pepe Danquart

Writers:

Heinrich Hadding (screenplay), Pepe Danquart (collaboration on screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Andrzej Tkacz Andrzej Tkacz ... Jurek Staniak
Kamil Tkacz Kamil Tkacz ... Srulik Staniak
Elisabeth Duda ... Magda Janczyk
Itay Tiran ... Mosche Frenkiel
Lukasz Gajdzis Lukasz Gajdzis ... Pawel
Przemyslaw Sadowski ... Grzegorz Kowalski
Jeanette Hain ... Mrs. Herman
Rainer Bock ... SS-Officer
Grazyna Szapolowska ... Mrs. Ewa Staniak
Zbigniew Zamachowski ... Hersch Fridman
Miroslaw Baka ... Mateusz Wróbel
Jochen Hägele ... SS-Officer Gestapo Headquarter
Marcel Stefanski Marcel Stefanski ... Farmer Jacket Farm
Krzysztof Porowski Krzysztof Porowski ... Awrum
Franciszek Wielkoszynski Franciszek Wielkoszynski ... Schleme
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Srulik, an eight-year-old boy, flees from the Warsaw ghetto in 1942. He attempts to survive, at first alone in the forest, and then as a Christian orphan named Jurek on a Polish farm. Throughout his ordeal, his Jewish identity is in danger of being lost. The story is based on the bestseller by Uri Orlev. Written by Anonymous

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Genres:

Action | Biography | Drama | War

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

Germany | France | Poland

Language:

Polish | Yiddish | Hebrew | German

Release Date:

10 January 2014 (Poland) See more »

Also Known As:

Biegnij, chlopcze, biegnij See more »

Filming Locations:

Wroclaw, Dolnoslaskie, Poland See more »

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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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When the soldiers are shooting at the children in the forest, there is smoke lingering on the ground following a bullet-strike, giving away the fact that a pyrotechnic was used. See more »

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Amazing tale of survival of the innocent over evil.
14 September 2016 | by Foreverblue .See all my reviews

I came across this movie by pure chance. Browsing through DVDs in the supermarket I bought it on a whim. Boy, am I glad I did. Given the subject matter it is grim in places (and if you don't shed a tear at times you have no heart!) but please do not let this put you off viewing what is in the end a truly inspiring tale of courage and fortitude overcoming the horrors of The Holocaust. I viewed it under the title 'Escape From Warsaw' and struggled to find it under this name on IMDb. And when I did find it, I was amazed to find it only had a rating of 7/10. Not bad of course, but this movie for me deserves a 10.

The little boy who plays the lead is totally convincing and acts way beyond his years. The rest of the cast is also excellent and the Polish countryside and forests are seen in all their glory throughout. I cannot recommend this movie highly enough.


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