Jack

Jack

Deutschland 2013/2014, Spielfilm

Inhalt

Although he is only ten years old, Jack is responsible for himself and his little brother Manuel and this fills him with pride. Their single mother works during the day and often goes out at night. There’s no father in sight. One day, Manuel burns himself with boiling hot water while bathing and Jack is blamed for the incident.

It's reason enough for social services to put him in a home where he is dreadfully homesick. He soon gets into trouble and bolts, heading for home. He arrives back, only to find his mother is once again absent. Jack and Manuel roam the city in search of her. They sleep in parks and in an underground car park, run away from the police and encounter adults, some of whom help and others who are indifferent.

Edward Berger and co-writer Nele Mueller-Stöfen’s portrait of two children’s search for their mother is at once laconic and sensitive, poetic and full of understanding for the boys’ pain and loneliness. At the same time the film paints a panoramic image of Berlin: its boulevards and supermarkets, its nightclubs, bars and parks, but also the dreary outskirts far away from the pulsating centres.

Source: 64. Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin (Catalogue)

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Credits

All Credits

Director:Edward Berger
Screenplay:Edward Berger, Nele Mueller-Stöfen
Director of photography:Jens Harant
Assistant camera:Arite Szadkowski (1.), Florian Peters (2.)
Steadycam operator:Heinz Wehsling, Fabian Spuck
Visual effects:Bernhard Näther
Lighting design:Johannes Naber
Production design:Christiane Rothe
Art director:Theresia Anna Ficus
Set dresser:Jo Heins
Stand-by props:Silvia Sachseneder
Make-up artist:Milena Pfleiderer
Costume design:Esther Walz
Editing:Janina Herhoffer
Sound editor:Christoph Ulbich
Sound design:Kirsten Kunhardt
Sound:Peter Schmidt
Sound assistant:Jens Müller
Stunt co-ordinator:Rainer Werner
Casting:Simone Bär
Music:Julian Maas, Christoph M. Kaiser
  
Cast: 
Ivo PietzckerJack
Georg ArmsManuel
Luise HeyerSanna
Nele Mueller-StöfenBecki
Vincent RedetzkiJonas
Jacob MatschenzPhilipp
Odine JohneKati
Johann JürgensMattes
Antony ArnoldsDanilo
  
Production company:Port au Prince Film & Kultur Produktion GmbH (Berlin)
in co-production with:Cine+ Filmproduktion GmbH (Berlin), mixtvision Film & TV (München), Neue Bioskop Film Produktions & Vertriebs GmbH (München), Zero West Filmproduktion GmbH (Köln)
Producer:René Römert, Jan Krüger
Co-Producer:Andreas Eicher, Helge Neubronner, Frank Evers, Sebastian Zembol, Dietmar Güntsche, Wolfgang Behr, Martin Hagemann
Producer (TV):Georg Steinert, Jörg Himstedt
Unit production manager:Judith Hofmann
Location manager:Marko Hofmann
Shoot:16.07.2013-07.09.2013: Berlin
Original distributor:Camino Filmverleih (Stuttgart)
Funding:Beauftragte/r der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien -Filmförderung- (Berlin)
Length:102 min
Format:HD, 16:9
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 19.03.2014, 144129, ab 6 Jahre/feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 07.02.2014, Berlin, IFF - Wettbewerb;
Kinostart (DE): 09.10.2014

Titles

Originaltitel (DE) Jack

Versions

Original

Length:102 min
Format:HD, 16:9
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 19.03.2014, 144129, ab 6 Jahre/feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 07.02.2014, Berlin, IFF - Wettbewerb;
Kinostart (DE): 09.10.2014
 

Awards

Deutscher Filmpreis 2015
Lola - Filmpreis in Silber, Bester Spielfilm
 
Bayerischer Filmpreis 2015
VGF-Nachwuchspreis, Beste Produktion
 
Fünf Seen Filmfestival 2014
Drehbuchpreis
 
FBW 2014
Prädikat: besonders wertvoll
 
Festival des deutschen Films, Ludwigshafen 2014
Publikumspreis (ex aequo >Im Schmerz geboren<)
 
Filmkunstfest Mecklenburg-Vorpommern 2014
Publikumspreis