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German director's movie on Jewish boy's Holocaust survival premieres in Poland

German film director Pepe Danquart talking in Warsaw, Poland, Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014 about his latest movie “Run, Boy, Run” about a Jewish boy’s Holocaust survival in the forests near Warsaw with the occasional help from local farmers. The movie has a premiere at the Jewish History Museum in Warsaw. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
January 08, 2014 - 6:04 AM

WARSAW, Poland - A stirring movie by German Oscar-winning director Pepe Danquart about a Jewish boy struggling to survive the Holocaust is having its premiere in Poland.

A German-French coproduction, "Run, Boy, Run" is the true story of 10-year-old Yoram Friedman who escaped the Warsaw ghetto in 1943 and — hunted by the Nazis — hid in the woods near the city, occasionally getting help from farmers, but also facing indifference, hatred and betrayal.

The premiere Wednesday at Warsaw's Jewish History Museum will be attended by Friedman, Danquart and Israeli writer Uri Orlev, who told Friedman's story in a 2001 book. The movie is to be released in Germany, the U.S, Israel and Japan, among others.

Danquart's "Black Rider" won the 1993 short movie Oscar.

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