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11-year-old Liliane “Lilli” Susewind can speak with animals! This is a secret nobody should know about except for her parents. Her special talent has caused enough trouble in the past and is forcing the family to move again. Lilli vows to keep her secret to herself when arriving at their new home – but then she learns that a mean animal thief has kidnapped the baby elephant Ronni from the local zoo. Together with her new classmate Jess, Lilli sets off on an adventure to save Ronni and the other animals!

Joachim Masannek was born in 1960 in Hamm and studied German, Philosophy, and Film in Munich. Since 1985, he has worked as a production designer, lighting technician, cameraman and author. After working on various animation projects, he wrote the children's book Die Wilden Fussballkerle based on the soccer team he founded in Munich. His films include: numerous short films and TV movies, all of the award-winning THE WILD SOCCER BUNCH films, both V8 films, and LITTLE MISS DOLITTLE.
Genre Family Entertainment
Category Feature
Year of Production 2018
Director Joachim Masannek
Screenplay Katrin Milhahn, Antonia Rothe-Liermann, Matthias Dinter, Beate Fraunholz, Betty Platz
Cinematography Richard van Oosterhout
Cast Malu Leicher, Christoph Maria Herbst, Tom Beck, Aylin Tezel, Meret Becker
Producers Felix Zackor, Stefan Raiser, Maike Haas
Production Company Dreamtool Entertainment, in co-production with Deutsche Columbia Pictures Filmproduktion , Velvet Films, CINE PLUS
Length 98 min
Dubbed Versions English
Original Version
Subtitled Version English
Festivals Giffoni 2018, Busan 2018, Chicago Int. Children's FF 2018, Cleveland 2019
Awards Children's Jury 2nd Prize: Best Live-Action Feature Film Chicago 2018
With backing from Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, MFG Baden-Württemberg, FilmFernsehFonds Bayern, German Federal Film Fund, Wallimage
German Distributor Sony Pictures Releasing

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