THE ROBBER HOTZENPLOTZ
Film - Kinderfilmfest

THE ROBBER HOTZENPLOTZ

Directed by Michael Krummenacher

Info

Director: Michael Krummenacher
Section: Kinderfilmfest
Country: Germany, Switzerland
Year: 2021
PT: DER RÄUBER HOTZENPLOTZ
OT: DER RÄUBER HOTZENPLOTZ
Language: German
Version: Original version with English subtitles
Cast: Nicholas Ofczarek, Hans Marquardt, Benedikt Jenke, August Diehl, Hedi Kriegeskotte
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Logline

Director Michael Krummenacher and a wonderful cast bring the wit and magic of the classic children’s book by Otfried Preussler to the big screen.

Fun and excitement are guaranteed in this adventure. When the robber Hotzenplotz (Nicholas Ofczarek) steals a grandmother’s coffee grinder, Kasperl and his friend Seppel set out to get it back from him. Unfortunately, they fall into the hands of the unscrupulous crook and his accomplice, the evil magician Petrosilius Zackleman (August Diehl). What do you think? Will the two friends manage to thwart the robber Hotzenplotz?


Recommended for ages 6 and up.

Show calendar

Calendar

  • (only P&I)
    City 1
  • Q&A with Michael Krummenacher + Team

    HFF Audimax
  • Q&A with Michael Krummenacher + Team

    HFF Kino 1
  • Q&A with Jakob Claussen + Team

    HFF Audimax

Meet the director

THE ROBBER HOTZENPLOTZ

Michael Krummenacher

Born in Schwyz, Switzerland, Michael Krummenacher studied film and television directing at the University of Television and Film Munich (HFF). His graduation film, LIKE A CAST SHADOW (SYBILLE), premiered at the Berlinale in 2015. The omnibus film WONDERLAND (HEIMATLAND), for which Krummenacher shot an episode and served as artistic director, had its world premiere in the international competition of the Locarno Film Festival and was nominated for a Swiss Film Award. In 2016, the film received the Max Ophüls Preis for a socially relevant film. The end times miniseries 8 DAYS (8 TAGE), directed by Krummenacher and Stefan Ruzowitzky, was screened at the Berlinale in 2019.

Credits

Screenplay: Matthias Pacht
Original Material: Otfried Preußler
Director of Photography: Marc Achenbach
Film Editor: Max Fey
Composer: Niki Reiser
Production Designer: Tilman Lasch
Costume Design: Rudolf Jost, Heiner Wiedemann
Sound: Marco Teufen
Sound design: Olaf Mehl
Animation: Nils Engler
Make-up artist: Judith Gröher Falch, Grit Hildenbrand
Casting director: Daniela Tolkien, Franziska Schlattner
Producer: Uli Putz, Jakob Claussen
Production Company: Claussen+Putz Filmproduktion GmbH
Co-Producer: Lukas Hobi, Reto Schaerli
Co-Production Company: Zodiac Pictures, Studiocanal Film GmbH, ZDF
World Sales: Studiocanal
Distributor: Studiocanal