Nimm Die Nacht Weg (1982)

Run Time - 90 min.  |   Countries - West Germany  |  
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Little Josch (Joseph Urban) is orphaned when his mother dies, and as he sits alongside her coffin his deep and powerful imagination pictures her rising up and touching his cheek - as is shown, leaving the viewers to understand that Josch's imaginary world and the world around him will not always be distinguishable. The lad escapes his bad-news foster home and sets out to find a niche for himself, hiding from a dire social worker all the way. Josch runs into a dancer in a cemetery, crosses paths with a kinky woman, meets a pantomimist inside a factory, and other characters that look like they are all running away from something - or should be institutionalized themselves. The social worker catches up with Josch at last, looking to use him in an experiment on asocial personalities, and leaving Josch not much of an outlet for a second escape.

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dance [art], escape, imaginary-friend, imagination, orphan