TRENK, THE LITTLE KNIGHT

RITTER TRENK

By Anthony POWER

GLOBAL SCREEN GMBH - as SALES

Animation - Completed 2015

Ten-year-old Trenk, peasant and property of evil Sir Wertolt, wants to become a knight and free his family. His sword may be heavier than himself, but with unflagging practice, he's soon ready to take on terrifying dragons and save damsels in distress – before conquering their hearts!


    • Year of production
    • 2015
    • Genres
    • Animation, Children's
    • Countries
    • GERMANY, AUSTRIA
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH
    • Budget
    • N/A
    • Duration
    • 75 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Anthony POWER
    • Writer(s)
    • Gerrit HERMANS
    • Producer(s)
    • Corinna MEHNER, Gisela SCHÄFER
    • Synopsis
    • A fairytale land in the early Middle Ages has a dragon issue: the Duke announces a tournament to find the best knight who will fight against it. In exchange, the lucky winner will have a wish granted. Meanwhile, 10-year-old Trenk – peasant
      and property of evil Sir Wertolt – saves his pet piglet from the mean knight, but cannot prevent his father from being thrown into Wertolt's dungeon. Trenk does not hesitate a minute: he must learn to fight so that he can free his family.

      In the city, he embraces the unique opportunity to swap places with Zink, a cowardly page who doesn't want to fight. Attacked again by Wertolt, Trenk is now saved by young Thekla von Hohenlob, the mistress of Hohenlob Castle. Due to unforeseen circumstances, Trenk has to replace Thekla's father in the tournament. Trenk loses and Wertolt has to defeat the dragon, but it wins hands
      down. Or nearly: Trenk and Thekla have followed the dragon into the beast's lair, where they are pushed in and locked up by the tirelessly wicked Wertolt. However, during their ordeals, the youngsters discover another side of the dragon that explains its tempestuous behavior...

      “Trenk, the Little Knight" is the highly anticipated new animated feature from the producers of “Lilly The Witch.” Set in the Middle Ages, it features marvelously drawn and colored backdrops along with storylines whose castles, tournaments and courtly society convey a realistic, authentic depiction of medieval life. It tells the deeply moving
      story of a young boy who must learn what heroism and courage are before he rises from lowly peasant to shining knight. None of the conflicts Trenk has to overcome are solved with violence, but with brains over brawn. The surprising twists and turns will make audiences cheer with joy.


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