23rd Festival Films

Jim Button and Luke the Engine Driver (Jim Knopf und Lukas der Lokomotiv führer)

© Warner Bros.
© Warner Bros.

Sun. March 10, 2019 10:30 a.m.
Castro Theatre, San Francisco
California Premiere
106 min. Germany (2018) DCP.
German w/ English subtitles

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Director: Dennis Gansel
Starring: Solomon Gordon, Henning Baum, Annette Frier, Christoph Maria Herbst, Uwe Ochsenknecht, Milan Peschel
World Sales: Timeless Films

Official Trailer in English (dubbed). The actual film presented at Berlin & Beyond will be the original German version with English subtitles.

Winner of Best Film and Best Actor at the 2018 KinderFilmtage Ruhr.

Based on Michael Ende's best-selling novel, this epic fantasy adventure follows a young orphan boy Jim Button, his best friend Luke and a magical steam engine called Emma as they travel from their home on the tiny island of Morrowland throughout the world in search of the truth about Jim's origins. Luke and Jim begin the greatest adventure of their lives, promising the Emperor of Mandala that they will rescue his daughter, Princess Li Si, who was kidnapped by pirates and dragged across the terrifying Valley of Shadows to the deadly Dragon City. The further they get, the more their suspicion grows that there is a connection between Jims unknown origins and Li Si's disappearance...