By Franziska POHLMANN


Musical - Completed 2015

Arkus is reigned by Schiija. The Evil queen forces the inhabitants to give her their best work as gifts at the yearly gifts day. One day a former rival passes a hint on how to defeat the queen to the streetkids Jono and Saraja ...

    • Year of production
    • 2015
    • Genres
    • Musical, Fantasy, Children's
    • Countries
    • Languages
    • GERMAN
    • Budget
    • 0.3 - 0.6 M$
    • Duration
    • 95 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Franziska POHLMANN
    • Writer(s)
    • Franziska POHLMANN
    • Synopsis
    • Fear and terror dictate the everyday life of Arkus. Schiija, the evil queen of the city, fossilizes the residents into stone whenever she wants to demonstrate her dark power.
      Once a year she forces all inhabitants of Arkus to donate gifts to their queen at the gifts day.
      One week before this event Saraja, a homeless girl, finds an astonishing message. The letter are as follows: “Be here at midnight.”
      At exactly twelve o’clock that day she comes back as the arcane message told her.
      Jono, the leader of the thieves with magical hands, is already waiting for her. Shortly befor she was listening to his narration of the legend of the young boy Morius with the other members of the thieves with magical hands. Many years ago Morius has stolen a stone of Schiijas crown whreupon she turned him into stone. From this time on he is standing there as a fixed sculpture - no opportunity to talk. But the secret behind this evilness is he’s still alive in his lithic prison. Schiija threatens him to transform the whole city of Arkus into a absolutely clean and diamond city. Only his release could prohibit this plan.
      Saraja and Jono both want to help Morius, but Saraja is absolutely not interested in working together with Jono. So she alone gets to work to overcome the three obstacles: The most beautiful dress, the longest candy cane and the most lovely ring should own, who could then be able to ovewhelm the evil queen.
      Saraja works for the tailor Géraldine and fabricates the most beautiful dress. Not till the end she realizes, that Jono clandestine helped her a lot.
      For this reason she is really appreciative and decides to cooperate with Jono in order to help Morius. At once Lyris, a member of the thieves with magical hands who adores Jono, is jealous and angry and therefore in short decides to move to the queen with all members of their group.
      Fast they realize that diamonds and presents don‘t replace their friend Jono. But how can they get free again?

      At the same time Saraja and Jono produce the longest candy cane at the bakery. They are close to master the challenges, when they get caught by the old baker Menni. During a chase they escape - to fall into the next trap, set by Jonos friend Lyris.
      It seems as if she is totally submissive towards the queen, but in reality she makes use of her intelligence and keeps on the right side of Schiija in order to covertly plan their escape.
      Again the kids have to realize that only if they all work together, they can reach their aim and beat the evil queen. With a smart plan in which everyone of the kids is involved and important they turn the Schiija into stone, free Morius and with him the whole city of Arkus.

      THE CROWN OF ARKUS is a fairytale, magical musical film about a growing friendship amidst poverty and abundance. The soundtrack and the production design emphasise in a crucial way the impression of the magical, dreamful world of Arkus.