The Runaway
The Runaway

The Runaway

Director Jean-Bernard Marlin

Production year 2013

Length 23min.

Country France


Lakdar, a youth worker in a home for juvenile offenders in Marseille, goes to court along with one of the teenagers he’s in charge of, Sabrina. She is to be judged for an offence she committed a while before. Lakdar feels confident: he is convinced that their efforts will be rewarded…


Golden Bear | Berlinale, Germany, 2013

Prix Adami d'interpretation masculine pour Adel Bencherif, Prix de la Presse Telerama | Rhode Island FF, USA, 2013

First Prize for Best Director | Festival du Court Métrage de Clermont-Ferrand, France, 2014

Jury Special Mention | Tous Courts Festival, Aix-en-Provence, France, 2013

Jury Prize | Short FF in Drama, Greece, 2013

Prizes for Best Actor And Best Actress | Brussels Short FF, Belgium, 2013

Jury Special Mention | Alcine FF, Spain, 2013

Prizes for Best Actor and Best Actress | Paris Courts Devant, France, 2013

Best Short Film | Sarlat FF, France, 2013

Jury Prize | Louvain IFF, Belgium, 2013


Jean-Bernard Marlin
Jean-Bernard Marlin



Valentine de Blignières


Jean-Bernard Marlin

Director of Photography

Julien Poupard

Music by

Olga Roussakova


Claire Cahu, Laure Allary, Mélissa Petitjean


Nicolas Desmaison


Adel Bencherif, Médina Yalaoui

Production company(ies)

Les Films de la Croisade

Jean-Bernard Marlin

Born 1979. He grew up in Marseille, then moved to Paris where he started studying film. After he graduated from the Ecole Louis Lumière and the FEMIS Screenplay Workshop, he wrote and realised the short film Thick-Skinned, which was selected for a large number of international festivals. He is currently completing a documentary film and writing his first feature.


Thick-Skinned (2007), The Runaway (2013).

FILMS 2014