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PASTA DETECTIVES, THE (RICO, OSKAR UND DIE TIEFERSCHATTEN)

Searching for the owner of a "lost and found macaroni" the lowly gifted Rico meets the highly gifted Oskar and the two become friends for life. Across Berlin they are after Mr. 2000, a notorious kidnapper. But suddenly Oskar disappears and Rico has to pluck up all his courage to find his friend…


Neele Leana Vollmar was born in 1978 in Bremen and studied at the Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg from 2000-2005. In 2003 she also participated in the Berlinale Talent Campus and the Hollywood Masterclass. Her films include: the shorts WATTENMEER (1999), ZU ZWEIT (1999), EINE REISE (2000), SANS UNE PAROLE (2001), WEISS (2001), TOTE FISCHE SCHWIMMEN OBEN (2002), MY PARENTS (2003), the features VACATION FROM LIFE ( 2004), PEACEFUL TIMES (2008), WEDDING FEVER IN CAMPOBELLO (2009), and THE PASTA DETECTIVES (2014).
Genre Family Entertainment
Category Feature
Year of Production 2014
Director Neele Leana Vollmar
Screenplay Christian Lerch, Andreas Bradler, Klaus Döring
Cinematography Torsten Breuer
Cast Anton Petzold, Juri Winkler, Karoline Herfurth, Axel Prahl, Ronald Zehrfeld, Ursela Monn, David Kross, Milan Peschel, Katharina Thalbach, Anke Engelke
Producers Philipp Budweg, Robert Marciniak
Co-Producer Marco Mehlitz
Production Company Lieblingsfilm, in co-production with Fox International Productions (Germany)/Berlin
Length 96 min
Format DCP, color, 1:2.39
Original Version
 German
Subtitled Version English
Festivals Goldener Spatz 2014, Munich Children's Film Festival 2014, Giffoni 2014, BUSTER Copenhagen 2014, Fünf Seen Filmfestival 2014, Schlingel 2014, Zlín 2015
Awards White Elephant Munich 2014, Best Screenplay Goldener Spatz 2014, Audience Award Munich 2014, Best Children's Film Bavarian Film Prize 2015, German Film Award 2015 (Best Children's Film)
With backing from Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung, FilmFernsehFonds Bayern, Kuratorium junger deutscher Film, BKM, German Federal Film Board, German Federal Film Fund
German Distributor Twentieth Century Fox

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