FRITZI A REVOLUTIONARY TALE
The film „Fritzi Miraculous Revolutionary Tale“ is based on Hanna Schott‘s book of the same name and the illustrations of Gerda Raidt. It describes the political events of the autumn of 1989 in Leipzig as seen by ten-year-old protagonist Fritzi.
A children‘s feature length animated movie about a girl named Fritzi, who is searching for her friend Sophie in the autumn of 1989. Sophie had asked Fritzi to look after her dog Sputnik for the summer holidays but instead of coming back to school after the holidays, Sophie and her parents immigrated to West Germany and Fritzi doesn’t know how to return the dog to Sophie.
Fritzi’s efforts lead her to the demonstrations which are starting to take place every Monday and she starts getting into conflicts with her school. Thanks to her bravery and the miraculous way history unfolded Fritzi finds her friend again.
| FILM CREDITS
Script Beate Völcker
Directors Ralf Kukula a Matthias Bruhn
Art design Uwe Richter
Deutsch – Trickstudio Lutterbeck, Balance Film Richard Lutterbeck, Matthias Bruhn, Ralf Kukula
– Luxembourg – Doghouse Films, Pierre Urbain, David Mouraire
– Belgium – Artemis Productions, Patrick Quinet, Stéphane Quinet
– Cech republic – MAUR film – Martin Vandas, Alena VandasováProducers
Coproduction – MDR, KIKA, NDR, WDR, ARTE
Music – André Dziezuk
Editor – Stefan Urlaß
Sound – Jérémy Hassid, François Dumont, Luc Thomas
Head of animation – Susanne Seidelová, Ulf Grenzer
Head of production – Christian Asmussen
The lenght – 86 minut
The film recieved support of the Czech State Cinematography Fund and Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany.
Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung, Film und Medienstiftung NRW, Kuratorium Junger Deutscher Film, DFFF a MFG Filmförderung. Luxembourg State Cinematography Fund, Wallimage, EURIMAGES. The film is distributed in the Czech Republic with the support of the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany and under the auspices of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic Tomáš Petříček.
| CZECH TV REPORTAGE