Jim Button and Luke the Engine Driver (Jim Knopf und Lukas der Lokomotivführer)

2018 | Germany | NR | 105 min.


City Opera House Fri, Aug 3, 2018 9:00 AM
Film Info
Section:Kids Fest
Release Year:2018
Runtime:105 min.
Premiere Status:US Premiere
Production Country:Germany
Original Language:German
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Dennis Gansel
Produced by:Christian Becker
Screenwriter:Dirk Ahner
Andrew Birkin
Sebastian Niemann
Cinematography:Torsten Breuer
Editing By:Ueli Christen
Cast:Henning Baum
Kao Chenmin
Andy Cheung
Tadashi Endo


When an orphaned baby is mysteriously delivered to the island of Morrowland, the four inhabitants decide to raise him as their own and name him Jim. When he turns ten and learns of how he came to the island, he yearns to un-cover his true origins. Tagging along with his friend Luke, Jim sets out on the adventure of a lifetime in an unstoppable train engine—across seas, deserts, forests, mountains, and even volcanoes. In the magical town of Mandala they learn that the Emperor’s daughter, Princess Li Si, has been captured by pirates, and the two decide to risk it all and travel to the treacherous Dragon City to save her. Based on the book by Michael Ende (The Neverending Story), this visual feast with breathtaking special effects is an entertaining epic about friendship and self-discovery and will make its North American premiere here at TCFF. Dubbed in English