Missing Link (1998)

Genres - Children's/Family  |   Sub-Genres - Family-Oriented Adventure, Childhood Drama  |   Run Time - 88 min.  |   Countries - Netherlands  |  
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Missing Link is a children's film about a dreamy, inquisitive eleven-year-old boy who decides that it's time to grow up. Rick lives with his mother Lydia in a small town in Netherlands in 1955. Rick's father, a RAF pilot, was shot down in the war. Rick is fascinated with the missing link between humans and primates. When he reads a report in the newspaper that a professor is about to set off for Africa in search of the missing link, he tries to track him down. In his pursuit, he discovers the identity of his father. Missing Link was shown as part of the Children's Film Festival at the 49th International Berlin Film Festival, 1999.

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boy, father, MIA (Missing in Action), missing-link, pilot, primate, professor, pursuit, runaway [from home], war