German - Action/Adventure, Family - 93 mins.
CastValeria Eisenbart, Quirin Oettl, Justus Schlingensiepen, Neele Marie Nickkel
Director (s)Mike Marzuk
Writer (s)Sebastian Wehlings, Peer Klehmet
Producer (s)Ewa Karlström, Andreas Ulmke-Smeaton
SynopsisThe strong-headed Georgina, called George because she would rather be a boy, is looking forward to spending the summer holidays in her hide-out, a ship-wreck on the beach. But instead, she is obliged to entertain her visiting cousins Julian, Dick and their cute sister Anne. Her father Quentin (Michael Fitz), a famous professor, is working on his secret project on rock island. After the cousins rescue her dog Timmy from a cage, George warms to them. In the cage the children had overheard a mysterious radio message and found copies of Quentins research papers. There is no doubt Georges father is in danger on the lonely island. Immediately, they alarm the village police, made up of the clumsy Peters and his helper Hansen (wonderfully funny Armin Rhode and Johann von Bülow). Nobody believes the children. Mother Fanny (Anja Kling) orders them to play indoors and stay out of trouble.
Festival ScreeningsTIFF Kids 2012 (Toronto Int. Film Festival), Zlín Film Festival 2012 (Int. Film Festival for children and youth), Festival of German Films Madrid 2012, Audi Festival of German Films Australia 2012, Shanghai International Film Festival, Chicago International Children's Festival, Giffoni Film Festival
Awards"The Golden Slipper", Zlin "Golden Gryphon", Giffoni "Golden Sprocket Award", TIFF