My First Miracle (2002)

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A rambunctious and confused prepubescent and a bored middle-aged family man become unlikely friends in German director Anne Wild's 2002 feature-film directorial debut, My First Miracle. While vacationing on the North Sea coast with her single mother Franziska (Juliane Koehler), 11-year-old Dole (Henriette Confurius) accidentally meets fellow vacationer Hermann (Leonard Lansink) and each recognizes an odd kinship in the other -- while also realizing they live in the same hometown. After both families' vacations end, Dole and Hermann meet frequently and their friendship blooms, until one fateful day when Dole learns of her mother's intentions of moving to France. The youngster promptly decides to run away from home, and convinces Hermann to join her on a return trip to the same North Sea resort where they met, leaving Dole's and Hermann's families in a panic as they scramble to locate the missing duo.