ERICH KÄSTNER AND LITTLE TUESDAY
Germany, 1931. The youth novel "Emil and the Detectives" is being filmed, which will make its author, Erich Kästner, world famous. An unusual friendship begins between the childless author and fatherless Hans, the 9-year-old playing the character Little Tuesday. Their friendship is put to the ultimate test in the Third Reich when Kästner's books are banned and little Hans becomes a Hitler Youth. Based on a true story.
Meet the director
Wolfgang Murnberger was born in Wiener Neustadt in 1960 and studied directing, screenwriting and editing with Axel Corti at the Vienna Academy of Music and Performing Arts. He works for television and movies, and is best known for his black-humoured Detective Brenner thrillers, based on the novels by Wolf Haas. He co-founded the German Film Academy 2009. Last year, he screened TRENKER AND RIEFENSTAHL at FILMFEST MÜNCHEN.