The Runaway

Lakdar, a youth worker in a home for juvenile offenders in Marseille, goes to court along with one of the teenager s he’s in charge of, Sabrina. She is to be judged for an offence she committed a while before. Lakdar feels confident: he is convinced that their efforts will be rewarded… Golden Bear at the IFF in Berlin, 2013.

  • France
  • 2013, 22 min
  • Director: Jean-Bernard Marlin
  • Director of photography: Julien Poupard
  • Editor: Nicolas Desmaison
  • Screenplay: Jean-Bernard Marlin
  • Cast: Adel Bencherif, Médina Yalaoui
  • Producer: Valentine de Lignières

Jean-Bernard Marlin

Jean-Bernard Marlin (b. 1979) graduated from the Ecole Louis Lumière and the FEMIS Screenplay Workshop, he directed his first short film, Thick-skinned (2007), which was selected for a large number of international festivals. He is currently completing a documentary film and writing his first feature.