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Lucky Hans and His Golden Journey (Hans im Glueck)

Lucky Hans and His Golden Journey

In Lucky Hans and His Golden Journey (based on the fairy tale by the Grimm brothers) Hans decides to return home after spending seven years as an apprentice with a miller. The miller rewards him with a big nugget of gold which the beautiful miller's daughter wraps in her red cloth. On the way back to his parents' home, Hans meets a man on a horse and decides to exchange the nugget for the horse because he is tired of dragging the heavy gold along. Hans rides against his will into a wedding party and lands between the horns of a cow. The next exchange is thus perfect. But when the cow doesn't produce any milk and instead chases Hans into a pond, he exchanges the animal for a pig, then the pig for a goose and the goose for two grinding stones. And he loses them down a well. He arrives back at his parents empty-handed, but healthy and full of the joys of life - and starts thinking about the pretty miller's daughter again ...


Rolf Losansky was born in Frankfurt an der Oder on in 1931. He trained as a printer of books and studied Directing at the Academy of Film & Television (HFF)/B in Babelsberg from 1955-1960. He was an assistant director to Frank Beyer and Guenter Reisch and began directing mainly children's films at the East German DEFA feature film studios in 1962. His films, which have won numerous awards at festivals home and abroad, include Geheimnis der 17 (1963), Der Revolver des Korporals (1967), Euch werd ich's zeigen (1971), Ein Schneemann fuer Afrika (1977), Moritz in the Advertising Pillar (Moritz in der Litfasssaeule, 1983), The School Ghost (Das Schulgespenst, 1986), Abschiedsdisco (1989), Zirri - The Cloud Sheep (Zirri - Das Wolkenschaf, 1995), Friedrich und der verzauberte Einbrecher (1996) and Hans im Glueck (1999).
Category Feature
Year of Production 1999
Director Rolf Losansky
Screenplay Rolf Losansky, Gabriel Genschow
Cinematography Claus Neumann
Rita Reinhardt
Sven Dohrow, Enrico Horn
Cast Rolf Hoppe, Wolfgang Voelz, Andreas Bieber, Karl Dall
Producer Gabriel Genschow
Production Company G.G. Film/Berlin, in co-production with ZDF, WDR, ORB/Potsdam, ARD, Kinderkanal
Length 73 min
Format 35 mm, color
Original Version
 German
Sound Technology Dolby SR
Festivals Gera 1999
German Distributor PROGRESS Film-Verleih/Berlin

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