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Run Boy Run

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Run Boy Run
Biegnij, chłopcze, biegnij
Lauf Junge lauf
Cours sans te retourner
Polish DVD Cover
Country FRA.jpg France
GER.jpg Germany
POL.jpg Poland
Directed by Pepe Danquart
Release Date November 5, 2013
Language German
Studio Bittersuess Pictures
Ciné-Sud Promotion
A Company Filmproduktions-
B.A. Produktion
Distributor Kino Swiat
NFP Marketing & Distribution
Sophie Dulac Distribution
Main Cast
Character Actor
Srulik Frydman / Jurek Staniak Andrzej Tkacz
Srulik Frydman / Jurek Staniak Kamil Tkacz
Hersch Frydman Zbigniew Zamachowski
SS Officer Rainer Bock

Run Boy Run is a 2013 French-German-Polish movie by the director and producer Pepe Danquart. In the winter of 1942, nine-year-old Srulik (the twins Kamil and Andrzej Tkacz took turns portraying him) escapes from the Warsaw ghetto. Srulik's father gives his son the advice never to forget his Jewish roots, an advice the boy soon has to understand in his own body: His life is by no means saved when he escapes from the Jewish ghetto. In the midst of the turmoil of the Second World War, the Polish population must also fight for bare survival - and the Nazis, who are always effectively organized, offer a bounty for the denunciation of fugitive enemies of the people.

The following weapons were used in the film Run Boy Run:


Nagant M1895

An old member (Waldemar Obloza) of a partisan unit is seen with a Nagant 1895 Revolver.

Nagant M1895 - 7.62x38N
The leader walks with his revolver in hand to crying Srulik Frydman / Jurek Staniak.

Walther P38

The SS officer (Rainer Bock) is armed with a Walther P38.

Walther P38 - 9x19mm Parabellum
The P38 is seen on the left lying on the table. Note the shoulder insignia of his uniform matches an SS-Obersturmbannführer (Lieutenant Colonel) but he is simply credited as "SS Officer".
Suspicious of the situation, the SS officer racks the slide of his P38 while going to the barn. During the preparation, he keeps his finger on the trigger all the time which is partly correct since the trigger discipline was not a standard technique during WWII but is often seen in modern media as some of the following pictures will show.
Another view of his held pistol as he is on the way to the entrance.

Luger P08

A Luger P08 is briefly seen in the hands of an SS-Scharführer (Sergeant Major) (Urs Rechn). Several other Waffen SS officers including an SS-Obersturmführer (First Lieutenant) (Sebastian Hülk) carry holsters for Luger pistols which are not clearly seen inside.

Luger P08 - 9x19mm Parabellum
While holding the Luger in the right hand, the Scharführer approaches a box in which the boy could hide. Unlike the higher-ranking SS officer he has a good trigger discipline.

Submachine Guns


PPSh-41 submachine guns are used by the partisan unit and Soviet soldiers.

PPSh-41 - 7.62x25mm Tokarev
A view of the PPSh's muzzle of young Partisan (Adrian Topol).
Full view of his PPSh while leaving grieving Srulik.
A Soviet soldier with his slung submachine gun in a camp in front of Warsaw in August 1944.
Another soldier offers Srulik his gun who holds it and pulls the trigger.
After asking a Soviet soldier (Eduard Burza) why they are not supporting the Polish uprising, Srulik turns around to a tanker cleaning his PPSh.


Many German and Waffen SS soldiers are armed with MP40s.

Maschinenpistole 40 - 9x19mm Parabellum
MP40s in the SS armory taken by alamed soldiers to go for a hunt.
Two NCOs next to an SS-Sturmbannführer (Jochen Hägele) with their MP40s while giving orders.
One soldier of SS-Obersturmführer's men carries his MP.
The stock of the MP is used to break a window.


One SS soldier can be seen with an MP41.

Maschinenpistole 41 - 9x19mm Parabellum
The left guard on the watchtower stands with the MP41.
The same guard opens fire at the fleeing Srulik.


Karabiner 98k

The Karabiner 98k is the main rifle for the Waffen SS in the movie. Most of them are equipped with hooded front sights and sometimes with bayonets.

Karabiner 98k with S84/98 bayonet - 7.92x57mm Mauser
A closer view of a Karabiner fired by an SS soldier at running Srulik.
Two soldiers having a smoker's break stand on a bridge with carbines over their backs.
The same soldiers fire their Kar98ks at a fleeing man. These two examples are not fitted with hooded sights.

Mauser Puška vz. 24

VZ-24 Czech Mauser rifles with fixed bayonets are used by soldiers in the Ghetto in the memories of Srulik Fridman (Andrzej Tkacz).

Puška vz. 24 - 7.92x57mm Mauser
Two soldiers (Oliver Bigalke is the right one) with the Czech Mausers at the checkpoint.
One of the soldiers stabs his fixed bayonet into the Carriage to check if someone is hiding in it to Srulik's dismay.

Mauser Gewehr 1898

Some German soldiers and Hilfspolizei can briefly be seen with Gewehr 98 rifles during the same scene.

Mauser Gewehr 1898 - 7.92x57mm Mauser
A Hilfspolizist in the background carries a G98 over his back.
The soldier standing on the left. The Lange Visier sight is visible.

Mosin Nagant M44 Carbine

At least, one Soviet soldier has a Mosin Nagant M44 Carbine slung over his shoulder.

Mosin Nagant M44 Carbine, with attached side-folding bayonet - 7.62x54mm R
The soldier crosses the camp with his carried carbine.

Machine Guns

MG 34

A German motorcycle is fitted with an MG34.

MG34 with 50 round belt drum Gurtrommel 34 - 7.92x57mm Mauser
The MG34 is seen on the left motorcycle sidecar.

MG 42

The other motorcycle has a mounted MG42.

MG42 with sling and bipod collapsed - 7.92x57mm Mauser
The right motorcycle in the background appears to be equipped with an MG42 due to the size of the barrel.

Degtyaryov DP-27

The Degtyaryov DP-28 is seen used by Soviet soldiers.

Degtyarov DP-27 - 7.62x54mmR
A Soviet motorcycle with a mounted DP drives by astonished Srulik.
Later, in the Soviet camp, a DP machine gun is checked by a soldier.


76 mm divisional gun M1942 (ZiS-3)

The 76 mm divisional gun M1942 (ZiS-3).

M1942 (ZiS-3) 76mm Divisional Gun - 76mm


Curious Srulik watches the Soviet tank column advancing through a field near Warsaw.

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