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YOKO

YOKO
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Eleven-year-old Pia suffers from the loss of her father, till one day the cute but mysterious Yeti child Yoko appears in her treehouse. Yoko has escaped from the malicious hunter Thor van Sneider, who accidentally got his hands on the little Yeti. Pia’s new companion impresses her with supernatural talents and a very particular sense of humor, and steals himself into Pia's wounded heart. But the small Yeti from the icy Himalayas struggles with our climate – the unusual heat and spectacular chases by Sneider drain all of Yoko’s life energy.
He has to return to his home country right away, before it’s too late – but Sneider has different plans…

Based on the children’s book Yoko by Germany’s best-selling author KNISTER.
Genre Family Entertainment
Category Feature
Year of Production 2011
Director Franziska Buch
Screenplay Gerrit Hermans, KNISTER, Claudia Boysen
Cinematography Jan Fehse
Cast Tobias Moretti, Justus von Dohnányi, Jessica Schwarz, Jamie Bick, Lilly Reulein, Friedrich Heine
Producers Corinna Mehner, Martin Husmann
Production Company blue eyes Fiction, in co-production with Fido Film/Stockholm, Dor Film, B.A. Produktion/Munich, Deutsche Columbia Pictures Filmproduktion , Babelsberg Film
Runtime 102 min
Format 35 mm, color, 1:1.85
Language
 German
Subtitled Version English
Festivals Zlin 2012, Listapad Minsk 2012
With backing from German Federal Film Fund, FilmFernsehFonds Bayern, German Federal Film Board, MFG Baden-Württemberg, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, Creative Europe MEDIA, HessenInvestFilm, Bavarian Bank Fund, ORF, ÖFI, Filmfonds Wien, SFI
German Distributor Sony Pictures Releasing

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