FRITZI - A REVOLUTIONARY TALE

FRITZI – EINE WENDEWUNDERGESCHICHTE

By Ralf KUKULA, Matthias BRUHN

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Family - Post-Production 2019

East Germany, 1989. Twelve-year-old Fritzi lovingly takes care of her best friend Sophie's little dog Sputnik, while Sophie's family is on summer vacation in Hungary. When Sophie doesn't come back from vacation, Fritzi and Sputnik set out in search of her.

    • Year of production
    • 2019
    • Genres
    • Family, Animation
    • Countries
    • GERMANY, LUXEMBOURG, BELGIUM, CZECH REPUBLIC
    • Director(s)
    • Ralf KUKULA, Matthias BRUHN
    • Writer(s)
    • Beate VÖLCKER
    • Producer(s)
    • Ralf KUKULA (Balance Film), Richard LUTTERBECK (TrickStudio Lutterbeck), Matthias BRUHN (TrickStudio Lutterbeck), Pierre URBAIN (Doghouse Films), David MOURAIRE (Doghouse Films)
    • Synopsis
    • East Germany, 1989. Summertime. No one knows the Iron Curtain is about to fall. When twelve-year-old Fritzi's best friend Sophie goes on vacation to Hungary with her family, she leaves her little dog Sputnik with her. Fritzi lovingly takes care of Sputnik, who misses Sophie a lot. When school starts again in fall, however, Sophie doesn't come back. Fritzi has to face up to the fact Sophie’s mother has stayed in Hungary with her daughter, like so many other East Germans hoping to reach the West from there.
      By chance, Fritzi stumbles into a demonstration. The people around her are taking a risk and they are committed to changing things in their country. Fritzi gets inspired and now knows exactly what she has to do: She has to help Sputnik to get back to Sophie - no matter what! She got a postcard from Sophie from West-Germany, so she has a lead. With the help of her classmate Bela, she tries to follow Sputnik across the heavily-guarded border on her own.
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