Run Boy Run

Poster for Run Boy Run 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.

Original title:
Lauf Junge lauf
Year:
2013
Length:
112 minutes
Country:
Director:
Pepe Danquart

Shown at

  1. 12th Annual JCC Rockland International Jewish Film Festival - 2015
  2. 13th Annual Ruth and Bernard Friedman Windsor Jewish Film Festival - 2015
  3. 14th Annual Beth Tzedec Jewish Film Festival - 2014
  4. 14th Annual Las Vegas Jewish Film Festival - 2015
  5. 17th Annual Lenore Marwil Jewish Film Festival (Detroit) - 2015
  6. 18th Annual Jewish Film Festival of Dallas - 2014
  7. 18th CAJE Miami Jewish Film Festival - 2015
  8. 19th Annual Hartford Jewish Film Festival - 2015
  9. 19th Denver Jewish Film Festival - 2015
  10. 19th Jewish Film Festival of Southwest Florida - 2015
  11. 20th Annual East Bay Jewish Film Festival - 2015
  12. 20th Annual Seattle Jewish Film Festival - 2015
  13. 21st Annual Harrisburg Jewish Film Festival - 2015
  14. 22nd Annual Jewish and Israeli Film Festival (Allentown) - 2017
  15. 22nd Toronto Jewish Film Festival - 2014
  16. 23rd Portland Jewish Film Festival - 2015
  17. 25th Annual Orange County International Jewish Film Festival - 2014
  18. 25th Annual San Diego Jewish Film Festival - 2015
  19. 25th Donald M. Ephraim Palm Beach Jewish Film Festival - 2015
  20. 30th Annual Buffalo International Jewish Film - 2015
  21. 6th Annual Sioux City Jewish Film Festival - 2015
  22. Altoona Jewish Film Festival - 2016
  23. Ames-Azalak Rochester Jewish Film Festival - 2014
  24. Athens Jewish Film Festival - 2015
  25. Atlanta Jewish Film Festival - 2014
  26. Austin Jewish Film Festival - 2015
  27. Austin Jewish Film Festival - 2020
  28. Baltimore Jewish Film Festival - 2015
  29. Beth Shalom Temple Center's Jewish Film Festival - 2019
  30. Boston Jewish Film Festival - 2014
  31. Boulder Jewish Film Festival - 2015
  32. Carmel Jewish Film Festival - 2015
  33. Charlotte Jewish Film Festival - 2015
  34. Cherry Hill Volvo Jewish Film Festival - 2015
  35. Cincinnati Jewish & Israeli Film Festival - Summer Cinema Series - 2014
  36. Columbia Jewish Film Festival - 2015
  37. Columbia Jewish Film Festival - 2017
  38. Columbus Jewish Film Festival - 2014
  39. Dayton Jewish International Film Festival - 2015
  40. DPJCC's 15th Annual Jewish Film Festival - 2015
  41. Edmonton Jewish Film Festival - 2015
  42. Falmouth Jewish Congregation Summer Jewish Film Series - 2015
  43. Fresno Jewish Film Series - 2015
  44. Greater Phoenix Jewish Film Festival - 2015
  45. Hong Kong Jewish Film Festival - 2014
  46. Houston Jewish Film Festival - 2015
  47. Jewish Arts and Film Festival of Fairfield County - 2014
  48. Judaica - Mostra de Cultura e Cinema - 2015
  49. Long Beach Jewish Film Festival - 2014
  50. Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival - 2014
  51. Louisville Jewish Film Festival - 2016
  52. Maine Jewish Film Festival - 2015
  53. Michiana Jewish Film Festival - 2015
  54. Mobile Jewish Film Festival - 2015
  55. Nagle Family Jewish Film Festival - 2017
  56. New Hampshire Jewish Film Festival - 2015
  57. New Jersey Jewish Film Festival - 2015
  58. New York Jewish Film Festival - 2014
  59. North Louisiana Jewish Film Festival - 2016
  60. Pioneer Valley Jewish Film Festival - 2015
  61. Randi & Bruce Pergament Fall Mini Film Festival - 2015
  62. Randi & Bruce Pergament Jewish Film Festival - 2015
  63. San Francisco Jewish Film Festival - 2014
  64. Santa Cruz Jewish Film Festival - 2016
  65. Savannah Jewish Film Festival - 2015
  66. Silicon Valley Jewish Film Festival - 2014
  67. St. Louis Jewish Film Festival - 2015
  68. Tampa Bay Jewish Film Festival - 2015
  69. Treasure Coast Jewish Film Festival - 2015
  70. Wilmington Jewish Film Festival - 2015
  71. Winnipeg International Jewish Film Festival - 2014
  72. Youngstown Area Jewish Film Festival - 2015

9 Responses

  1. jewishfilmfests says:

    Pepe Danquart’s Holocaust drama sticks faithfully but unimaginatively to its source.

    http://variety.com/2014/film/festivals/film-review-run-boy-run-1201120668/

  2. jewishfilmfests says:

    “Run Boy Run” tells the true story of Yoram Israel Fridman, who was smuggled out of the Warsaw Ghetto at age eight.

    http://www.jpost.com/Arts-and-Culture/Entertainment/The-boy-who-ran-for-three-years-to-escape-the-Holocaust-350518

  3. jewishfilmfests says:

    Cinematographer Daniel Gottschalk (Krabat: The Satanic Mill) and production designer Matthias Muesse (who earlier evoked the Nazi-period in the boarding school drama Napola) deliver work that’s very much in step with the film’s direction in that it’s solid but not exactly outside-the-box.
    http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/review/run-boy-run-lauf-junge-658575

  4. jewishfilmfests says:

    At times director Pepe Danquart’s take falls into parody, as in the unflinchingly cruel, handsome blond Germans who seem to waste great resources chasing one boy. But, overall, “Run Boy Run” is a powerful tale of good, evil and survival. Tkaczz is a revelation as the lost boy who is strong enough to find his way, but still young enough to break down and bawl at the madness around him.
    http://www.cleveland.com/movies/index.ssf/2015/03/cleveland_international_film_f_68.html

  5. jewishfilmfests says:

    The story and human behaviours are complex (those of the Polish people, the Germans and the Jews) and younger audiences can sense this because the director avoided clichés.
    http://cineuropa.org/nw.aspx?t=newsdetail&l=en&did=250914

  6. jewishfilmfests says:

    Danquart, who won an Oscar in 1993 for his short film ‘Black Rider,’ interviewed 700 youngsters before finding twins Andrzej & Kamil Tkaczz for the central role of Srulik/Jurek. The young fellows’ tandem-performance brings justice to Fridman, as a representative of the Holocaust survivors. Furthermore, the director’s depiction of the desolated vast spaces, traversed by the lone boy, amplifies his dejected path, as he succeeds on the long run in his race for life.
    http://www.shockya.com/news/2015/01/24/run-boy-run-movie-review/

  7. jewishfilmfests says:

    Run Boy Run follows the harrowing odyssey of a Polish-Jewish youngster named Srulik who evades betrayal by anti-Semitic Poles and capture by the Germans for three years. Through flashbacks, the audience learns that his father had him smuggled out of the Warsaw Ghetto after he promised that he would survive and never forget he was Jewish.
    http://www.sdjewishworld.com/2015/02/12/wandering-review-run-boy-run/

  8. jakeStrong says:

    anyone know the types and name of the meals in this film?

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