Rivertrip With Gonzo
Recommended for ages 6 and up
A new director's cut of Arend Agthe’s classic children's film complete with new title.
Eleven-year-old Johanna has to spend the summer with her grandfather and cousin Robert. At first the two children feel uncomfortable with each other; Robert is stand-offish and Johanna is shy and lonely. But things change when the girl becomes party to Robert’s secret plan. He wants to go on a river trip with his friends to discover a new passage to the sea, using Grandfather’s row boat. Johanna, Robert and two kids from the neighborhood embark on their adventure one night, with food, a map and Gonzo, a chicken Johanna has taken from her grandfather’s coop. She believes that the hen will ward off a local water goblin. When their Grandfather realizes what has happened, he sets out to find them. But when danger lurks on the horizon the kids are left to their own devices.
Cast: Julia Martinek, David Hoppe, Fedor Hoppe, Uwe Müller, Hans Beerhenke
Screenplay: Arend Agthe
Director of Photography: Jürgen Jürges
Film Editor: Yvonne Kölsch
Composer: Martin Cyrus, Matthias Raue
Production Designer: Tomas Bergfelder
Costume Design: Stephanie Polo
Sound: Jochen Hergersberg
Producer: Bernd Küsters, Gudrun Ruzicková-Steiner, Michael Smeaton
Production Company: Frankfurter Filmwerkstatt GmbH
Co-Production Company: Hessischer Rundfunk (HR)
Distributor: MFA+ Filmdistribution e.K.
Director: Arend Agthe