Filmfest 2016

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Age 0 (pending), recommended for ages 6 and up.

Theo is a little short, but as the son of King Dietrich, he tries everything he can to be as big and strong as his dad, who banned the dwarves from the kingdom, who had brought fertile ground and beautiful rose gardens. Theo sets out in search of Laurin the dwarf king, discovering a whole new side of himself in the process. Terrific update of the classic South Tyrolean legend “King Laurin“.

tags: Adventure, Family, Youth/Coming of Age, Nature, Science Fiction/Fantasy, Feature film

Cast: Florian Burgkart, Volker Zack, Rufus Beck, Dietmar Huhn, Patrick Mölleken


Screenplay: Matthias Lang

Director of Photography: Kaspar Kaven

Film Editor: Theo Strittmatter

Composer: David Reichelt

Production Designer: Maike Althoff

Costume Design: Barbara Schwarz

Sound: Peter Kautzsch

Producer: Felix von Poser

Production Company: Sparkling Pictures

Co-Producer: Nico Bernhard, Eberhard Müller, Marko Vucic, Annie Brunner, Ursula Werner, Andreas Richter, Thomas Hroch, Gerald Podgoring

Co-Production Company: Roxy Film GmbH, Eberhard Müller Filmproduktion, Mona Film Produktion GmbH, Bayerischer Rundfunk (BR), Nico Bernhadt Filmproduktion, Luftschloss Filmproduktion

World Sales: ZDF Enterprises

Distributor: Zorro Film GmbH

Director: Matthias Lang


Matthias Lang was born in Bolzano, Italy in 1986. He began studying directing at Munich film school HFF 2006, followed by many internships, first for Bavarian broadcasting BR, then on HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS Pt. 1 (2009) and TWO AND A HALF MEN (2010), as well as a job as video operator on BRIDESMAIDS (2010). Matthias Lang attended the UCLA screenwriting master class and was assistant to Michael “Bully” Herbig on his sitcom BULLY MACHT BUDDY 2013. He graduated in directing 2015. KING LAURIN is his graduating film.