Jonas - Larger than Life

a film by Bernadette Hauke

Jonas - Larger than Life

2015 | 25:00 min

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Documentary Short film Series
When other kids take one step, Jonas will take two. When he plays football with his friends, he has difficulty keeping up with them. But when it comes to going downstairs, Jonas is unbeatable!  He uses his so-called "penguin method", careering downwards at high speed while leaning on the banister. If fact, his very short legs are of benefit to him in this situation.  Jonas was born with dwarfism. He is now 12 years old, but only 1.20 m tall - unlikely to ever reach more than 1.40 m in height.
This little boy can do most of the things other kids can do, just not for as long. His legs and his back soon start to hurt him. He’d love to play in a proper football team, but he knows he’s too slow. 
"That’s the way it is, it’s something I’ve got used t
nominated for Grimme Award 2016 (Child and Youth)
Cast and Crew
  • Director Bernadette Hauke
Original Languages


Production Company
Pangolin Doxx Film
Ratiborstr. 4, 10999 Berlin

Phone: +49 30 61286602
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