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MAN WHO JUMPED CARS, THE (MANN DER ÜBER AUTOS SPRANG, DER)

MAN WHO JUMPED CARS, THE
Scene from THE MAN WHO JUMPED CARS (photo © Volker Roloff)

The enigmatic Julian sets off in a black suit with an old rucksack on a pilgrimage by foot across Germany in an attempt to prevent his best friend’s father from dying of a heart attack. This unusual quest awakens in the people who meet him – above all Ju, a frustrated doctor, and Ruth, a young housewife – the desire to escape their everyday lives. They accompany him on his odyssey without knowing he has escaped from a mental hospital and that his last attempt to defy the laws of nature ended in tragedy.
Genre Road Movie
Category Feature
Year of Production 2010
Director Nick Baker-Monteys
Screenplay Nick Baker-Monteys
Cinematography Eeva Fleig
Dagmar Lichius
Fabian Roemer
K.D. Gruber
Cast Irene Rindje, Robert Schupp, Justus Carrière, Simon Licht, Robert Stadlober, Jessica Schwarz, Martin Feifel, Anna Schudt, Mark Waschke
Producers Andreas Born, Gloria Burkert, Sigi Kamml, Andreas Bareiss
Co-Producers Luigi Falorni, Fred Breinersdorfer
Production Companies ophir film/Berlin, BurkertBareiss Development/Munich
Runtime 105 min
Format color
Language
 German
Subtitled Version English
Sound Technology Dolby
Festivals Aubagne 2011
Awards SR ZDF Screenplay Award Max Ophüls Festival Saarbrücken 2011, Best Film & Bet Original Music Aubagne 2011, SANFIC Santiago de Chile 2011
With backing from German Federal Film Board, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, FilmFernsehFonds Bayern, MFG Baden-Württemberg, German Federal Film Fund
German Distributor Falcom Media Group/Berlin

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