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Jack (2014)

Jack is a young boy who lives in a troubled family with little money.

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Edward Berger

Writers:

Edward Berger (screenplay), Nele Mueller-Stöfen (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ivo Pietzcker ... Jack
Georg Arms Georg Arms ... Manuel
Luise Heyer ... Sanna
Nele Mueller-Stöfen Nele Mueller-Stöfen ... Becki
Vincent Redetzki Vincent Redetzki ... Jonas
Jacob Matschenz ... Philipp
Odine Johne ... Kati
Johann Jürgens ... Mattes
Atheer Adel ... Ophir
Anthony Arnold Anthony Arnold ... Danilo
Amar Saaifan Amar Saaifan ... Marc
Justine Ewerth Justine Ewerth ... Tanja
Celina Rodemann Celina Rodemann ... Mikki
Patrick Sommerburg Patrick Sommerburg ... Boris
Dolunay Bales Dolunay Bales ... Tay
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For JACK (10), having a family is the most important thing in the world. Then, one day, his mother disappears. Together with his younger brother MANUEL (6), he embarks on a journey to find her... the journey of a boy who has learnt from an early age to take responsibility. In the end, his brave and startling decision holds up a mirror to all of us. Written by Port au Prince Film & Kultur Produktion GmbH

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Country:

Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

9 October 2014 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Джек See more »

Filming Locations:

Berlin, Germany See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$80,552
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1.85 : 1
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Jack and Manuel
5 October 2015 | by gardiecaSee all my reviews

I'm a real fan of stories about children lost in life because of parents that don't seem to care about them, or a society that looks another place when this things happen. Jack tries to survive in Berlin, day and night, looking after his young brother Manuel, with nothing to eat, sleeping in an old car, facing adults, and trying desperately to find his mother, this idea moves them with enthusiasm despite the difficulties they are finding every minute. The main characters, two young boys, 10 and 4 years old, are amazing, their looks, their expressions, their illusion trying to go back home, will make you think that even in an modern and European city, childhood is not always the place you always want to return.


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