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LITTLE WHITE LIES (PERLMUTTERFARBE, DIE)

LITTLE WHITE LIES
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Alexander wants so badly to win a painting competition at school so that he can impress Lotte, the girl he is in love with. After school, Alexander hangs out with his friends, including not only Lotte, but also his best friend and the class inventor Maulwurf. But when Maulwurf’s latest discovery, the Perlmutterfarbe, unexpectedly lands in Alexander’s hands, his life suddenly spins out of control. While the rest of the class is looking for the thief, Alexander keeps quiet as to the whereabouts of Maulwurf’s newest invention and tells a little white lie. Gruber, an unpopular boy, knows that Alexander has what the class is looking for, but covers for Alexander, using the situation to his own advantage. Alexander gets tangled up in a web of lies and distances himself more and more from his friends, while Gruber pits their class up against another class who he claims has the Perlmutterfarbe...


Marcus H. Rosenmüller was born in 1973 in Tegernsee and studied at the University of Television & Film in Munich. Also active in theater, a selection of his award-winning films includes: GRAVE DECISIONS (WER FRÜHER STIRBT IST LÄNGER TOT, 2006), HEAVYWEIGHTS (SCHWERE JUNGS, 2007), BEST TIMES (BESTE ZEIT, 2007), BESTE GEGEND (2008), RÄUBER KNEISSL (2008), LITTLE WHITE LIES (DIE PERLMUTTERFARBE, 2009), SUMMER IN ORANGE (SOMMER IN ORANGE, 2011), SOMMER DER GAUKLER (2011), WER'S GLAUBT WIRD SELIG (2012), BESTE CHANCE (2014), BRENNA TUATS SCHO LANG (doc, 2015), TRAUTMANN (2018), and DOUBLE TROUBLE – THE MAGICAL MIRROR (2019).
Category Feature
Year of Production 2009
Director Marcus H. Rosenmüller
Screenplay Marcus H. Rosenmüller, Christian Lerch
Cinematography Torsten Breuer
Georg Söring
Gerd Baumann
Doerthe Komnick, Johannes Sternagel
Cast Dominik Nowak, Benedikt Hoesl, Thomas Wittmann, Brigitte Hobmeier, Sigi Zimmerschied, Viola von der Burg, Josef Hader, Zoe Mannhardt, Markus Krojer, Adele Neuhauser
Producers Uli Aselmann, Robert Marciniak
Production Company die film gmbh/Munich, in co-production with Constantin Film Produktion
Length 99 min
Format 35 mm, color
Original Version
 German
Subtitled Version English
Sound Technology Dolby Digital
Festivals Berlin 2009 (German Cinema), Giffoni 2009 (In Competition), Cambridge 2009, Buster Copenhagen 2009
Awards Children's Jury Award Copenhagen 2009
With backing from German Federal Film Board, FilmFernsehFonds Bayern, German Federal Film Fund, BKM, Kuratorium junger deutscher Film
German Distributor Constantin Film Verleih

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