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Filmfest 2013

German Age Rating

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Recommended for ages 8 and up

10-year-old Sascha likes to go on bike rides with Elli, the girl next door, and record sounds. He also has a passion for pimping his bike in his improvised workshop. What he doesn’t like is the new special school he is sent to in order to learn to read and write. One day Sascha is caught stealing and his mother decides to seek help. Frank, a social worker, is assigned to help the boy for a year, at school and in general. Although Sascha first rejects Frank, sometimes it can be practical to have a personal 'bodyguard' on your side. Frank convinces Sascha and his mother to have a few medical tests done. The diagnosis: ADD - attention deficit disorder. Sascha is prescribed pills to help him concentrate. While his school performance improves and he gets into less trouble with grown-ups, his friendship with Elli starts to fall apart...
Production Notes

tags: Feature film

Cast: Marcel Hoffmann, Frieda-Anna Lehmann, Inka Friedrich, Claudius von Stolzmann, Benjamin Seidel

Credits

Screenplay: Anja Tuckermann, Bernd Sahling

Director of Photography: Anne Misselwitz

Film Editor: Jörg Hauschild

Composer: Ralf R. Ollertz

Production Designer: Dirk Waldeck

Costume Design: Marion Salzmann

Sound: Jörg Theil

Producer: Jörg Rothe

Co-Producer: David P. Steel, Antonio Exacoustos

Production Company: Neue Mediopolis Filmproduktion GmbH

World Sales: ARRI Film & TV Services GmbH

Distributor: Alpha Medienkontor GmbH

Director: Bernd Sahling