Filmfest 2016

German Age Rating

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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.

tags: Friendship, History, Youth/Coming of Age, Literature, Feature film

Cast: Florian David Fitz, Nico Ramon Kleemann, Jascha Baum, Katharina Lorenz, Hans Löw


Screenplay: Dorothee Schön

Director of Photography: Peter von Haller

Film Editor: Evi Romen

Composer: Annette Focks

Production Designer: Hans Jager

Costume Design: Brigitta Fink

Sound: Moritz Fritsch

Producer: Roswitha Ester, Torsten Reglin

Production Company: Ester.Reglin.Film Produktionsgesellschaft GmbH

Co-Producer: Eva Holtmann, Kurt Stocker, Danny Krausz

Co-Production Company: Dor Film Köln, Dor Film GmbH, ARD Degeto, Westdeutscher Rundfunk (WDR), Österreichischer Rundfunk (ORF)

Director: Wolfgang Murnberger

Editor: Claudia Grässel, Götz Schmedes, Sabine Weber

TV channel: ARD Degeto, Westdeutscher Rundfunk (WDR), Österreichischer Rundfunk (ORF)


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.