PICCOLO

By Nikolaus VON UTHMANN

FR!ENDS PRODUCTION ELECTRO FILM GMBH & CO. MEDIENPRODUKTIONS KG - as PROD

Comedy - Development 2010

Piccolo - A Rock'n Roll Romance about a Small Man falling in Love Big Time

    • Year of production
    • 2010
    • Genres
    • Comedy, Drama, Romance
    • Countries
    • GERMANY
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH
    • Budget
    • 1 - 3 M$
    • Duration
    • 100 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Nikolaus VON UTHMANN
    • Writer(s)
    • Nikolaus VON UTHMANN
    • Producer(s)
    • Nicholas CONRADT (Friends Production)
    • Synopsis
    • Wher­ever Cyril goes, people take notice of him, since Cyril is a dwarf – a “little person”.
      Otherwise, he actually is a regular guy who likes to keep to himself. He works as a phone
      salesman, selling women‘s clothing,
      and he‘s good at it.
      In his spare time, Cyril writes songs on his piano, about living his life against tall odds.
      Things change for the better when his friend and co-worker, the handsome and true-hearted
      mail delivery
      man Paul, encourages Cyril to form a band with him.
      They take on the lanky guitarrist Ron, the Russian bassplayer Yuri, and Berta on drums, an
      old gal who once was a roadie for Led Zeppelin in the 70s. Cyril‘s even smaller cousin, the
      roguish hothead Todd, takes the post of band manager.
      Their music appeals to Laura, A witty, pretty and creative young woman, with whom Cyril has
      secretly fallen in love with. He writes song after song about her, and succeeds in reaching
      Laura‘s heart: She falls in love – unfortunately
      with lead singer Paul, presuming he is the
      poet behind the songs. Since Paul is Cyril‘s best friend – and since the small man fears to be
      inadequate
      for Laura – he won‘t reveal who really
      penned the lyrics.
      The musicians find their audience and are celebrated on club stages. Suddenly the band hits
      rough waters when Campbell, an infamous record producer, lures Paul away to start a solo
      career.
      Immediately everything comes undone: The band falls apart, Laura leaves Paul who‘s now
      too occupied with his music career, and Cyril‘s life seems shattered. But he is not on his own:
      Todd and Berta help to pick up the pieces, and encourage him not to give up – neither on his
      music – nor on Laura.
    • Beginning of shooting
    • Jun 01, 2010
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