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RICO, OSKAR AND THE BROKEN HEARTED (RICO, OSKAR UND DAS HERZGEBRECHE)

RICO, OSKAR AND THE BROKEN HEARTED
photo © TCF/Lieblingsfilm

For the first time ever, Rico has a friend coming over for a sleepover! After weeks of not seeing each other, Rico and Oskar are reunited again and start their adventure with the weekly bingo at the retirement home. But although Tanja even wins two handbags, Oskar seems suspiciously grumpy and Tanja oddly sad. On top of things Oskar's dad leaves a bag in front of the door because he needs some distance from his son. So much heart affliction is too much for Rico!

When Oskar finally tells Rico that Tanja was cheating at bingo the other night and that those ugly handbags she wins all the time are really expensive leather bags, Rico refuses to accept that his mother could be a crook. Ellie Wandback, the bingo host, must be blackmailing her. Since the Bühl is too occupied with a champagne drinking redhead, Rico and Oskar seek help from the sprightly pensioner Mr. van Scherten and together they try to find out what is going on. Not everything goes as planned, but in the end the two young detectives shall discover more than just the truth about the bingo-cheat and the handbags.


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 2015
Director Wolfgang Groos
Screenplay Martin Gypkens
Cinematography Stefan Biebl
Cast Anton Petzold, Juri Winkler, Karoline Herfurth, Henry Hübchen, Moritz Bleibtreu
Producers Philipp Budweg, Robert Marciniak
Production Company Lieblingsfilm
Length 95 min
Format DCP, color, cs
Original Version
 German
Subtitled Version English
With backing from BKM, FilmFernsehFonds Bayern, Kuratorium junger deutscher Film, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung

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