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FÜNF FREUNDE 2 THE FAMOUS FIVE 2 The summer holidays are finally here! School is out and there are fun and adventures to be had! Our heroes, the titular “famous five”, George, Julian, Dick, Anne and their faithful won- der dog, Timmy, set out for their first ever group cycle ride through the countryside – and with not a parent in sight! When they stop to set up camp, the kids meet a rather strange boy by the name of Hardy. Wanting to stay a Famous Five and not be- come a Something Six, they try to get rid of the annoying little spud! But then, adventure strikes and Dick is kidnapped! It doesn‘t take our junior detectives long to discover it is a case of mistaken identity: the bad guys’ intended victim was Hardy who, it turns out, is the son of the incredibly wealthy business tycoon, Mr. Kent. But is this crime just about the money? Putting their sleuthing talents to the best possible use, the kids track Dick to the kidnappers’ hideout, a medieval castle known as The Owl‘s Nest. Of course, a rescue must be mounted immediately, which is when George, Julia, Anne and Timmy discover Hardy gradually proves he can be a real help after all. Once inside, our heroes learn the dastardly thugs are hunting bigger fish than just Hardy: they are after a legendary gem known as The Green Eye, an emerald that is the most valuable jewel in the world. Hardy, it turns out, is the key to its whereabouts, possessing in- formation he doesn‘t even know he has! A furious and wild chase, as befits any and every THE FAMOUS FIVE story, leads everyone, heroes and villains, to a mysterious traveling circus and deep, very deep, into the adventurous caves at Gaffenstein Rock … Genre Action, Adventure, Children & Youth, Family Entertain- ment Category Feature Year of Production 2013 Director Mike Marzuk Screenplay Peer Klehmet, Sebastian Wehlings Director of Photography Bernhard Jasper Cast Valeria Eisenbart, Quirin Oettl, Justus Schlingensiepen, Neele Marie Nickel Producers Andreas Ulmke-Smeaton, Ewa Karlström Co-Producer Martin Moszkowicz Production Company SamFilm/Munich, in co-pro- duction with Constantin Film Produktion/Munich Length 90 min Format 35 mm, color, 1:1.85 Original Version German Subtitled Version English With backing from FilmFernsehFonds Bayern, Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein, German Federal Film Board, German Federal Film Fund  MIKE MARZUK was born in 1969 in Landsberg am Lech. Since 1995 he has been working as an editor, musician, writer and director for short and feature films as well as video clips. His films include: WWGW* – *WEISST WAS GEIL WÄR...?! (2007), SUMMER (SOMMER, 2008), ROCK IT! (2010), and both THE FAMOUS FIVE films, the first of which scored over 1 million admissions in Germany. World Sales Beta Cinema photo©SamFilm/ConstantinFilm/BerndSpauke,©Hodder&Stoughton2013 GFQ 1-2013 24 NEW GERMAN FILMS S.24_FUENF_FREUNDE_2.qxp_Layout 1 21.01.13 10:56 Seite 1