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Lilly is annoyed: Why does she always have to accommodate her little brother Leon? His allergies prevent her from getting a pet rabbit, and when he destroys the new telescope she just got from St. Nick (well, maybe it was Lilly's grandma with a fake beard), Lilly has finally had enough! Despite all the warnings from her little green dragon Hector, she uses a spell from her spellbook to conjure St. Nick's scary helper Ruprecht into her world from the Middle Ages to teach Leon a little lesson... The conjuration is successful, but when Ruprecht sets out in the modern world to go looking for his friend St. Nick, it gets Lilly into all sorts of trouble. He makes one of Lilly's teachers vanish, slowly turning back into the wild underworld creature he was before St. Nick tamed him. Looks like the real medieval St. Nick is the only one who can help now. But how is Lilly supposed to find him? While she conjures herself back to Ruprecht's day with her schoolmate Layla, Ruprecht continues to wreak havoc in Lilly's hometown, seriously endangering Christmas. Lilly will need all her courage and smarts to make up for her mistake and save Christmas for her family and everyone in town...

Based on the internationally bestselling novels by Knister, which have been translated into 50 languages, LILLY THE WITCH has another thrilling adventure. This highly entertaining and partly animated feature film from the producers of YOKO and HELP, I SHRUNK MY TEACHER stars Jürgen Vogel (THE WAVE, MERCY, ICEMAN) as the wild spirit Ruprecht.

Wolfgang Groos was born in 1968. He studied Production at the German Film and Television Academy Berlin (DFFB), graduating in 2003. He directed the short WENN ZWEI SICH STREITEN (2004) and various TV shows such as FREUNDE FÜR IMMER (2005), SWITCH RELOADED (2006) and RUDI – THE RACING PIG (2007-2009). His award-winning films include: HANGTIME (2008), THE CROCODILES – ALL FOR ONE (2011), WHEN INGE IS DANCING (2013), VAMPIRE SISTERS (2012), VAMPIRE SISTERS 2 (2014), RICO, OSKAR AND THE BROKEN HEARTED (2015), ROBBY & TOBY'S FANTASTIC VOYAGER (2016), LILLY'S BEWITCHED CHRISTMAS (2017), and KALTE FÜSSE (2018).
Genre Family Entertainment
Category Feature
Year of Production 2017
Director Wolfgang Groos
Screenplay Gerrit Hermans
Cinematography Marcus Kanter
Cast Hedda Erlebach, Aleyna Hila Obid, Jürgen Vogel
Producers Corinna Mehner, Michael Coldewey
Production Companies blue eyes Fiction, TRIXTER Productions/Munich, in co-production with Dor Film, Potemkino Port, Be-Films, Universum Film, Minifilm, MMC Movies/Cologne
Length 99 min
Format DCP, color, 1:2.39
Original Version
Subtitled Version English
Sound Technology Dolby 5.1
With backing from Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, IDM Südtirol – Alto Adige, German Federal Film Fund, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, FilmFernsehFonds Bayern, MEDIA, Belgian Tax Shelter, Österreichisches Filminstitut, Screen Flanders, Filmfonds Wien, FISA

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