PG-13 | | Adventure, Drama, Mystery
A nine-year-old amateur inventor, Francophile, and pacifist searches New York City for the lock that matches a mysterious key left behind by his father, who died in the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001.
Thomas Horn came to the attention of Stephen Daldry when, at the age of 12, he won 31,800 dollars on a "Kids Week" episode of the television series Jeopardy! (1984), that aired July 8, 2010 (a date Thomas mentions at 00:44 in the special feature "Finding Oskar" on the Blu-ray disc).
There are more people alive now than have died in all of human history, but the number of dead people is increasing. One day, there isn't going to be any room to bury anyone anymore. So, what about skyscrapers for dead people, that are built down. ...
Early in the movie Oskar looks at pictures of tower jumpers, speculating which one might be his dad. However, later it is revealed that he heard his fathers telephone message that ended coincident with the tower collapsing. That means his father was inside at the time and could not have jumped/fallen.
$110,775 (USA) (30 December 2011)