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Annaluise has rich parents who are so busy with social obligations that they seldom have any time for her. Anton comes from a very poor background and works every evening in a little ice-cream parlour as a stand-in for his sick mother. In spite of these social differences, the two are the best of friends. In the new film version of Erich Kaestner's children's book of the same name, Annaluise isn't selling matches this time to help Anton earn some money, but is instead singing in Munich's town center while her parents are at the opera. Annaluise learnt the songs from her French aupair Laurence whom the eternally absent parents thought was the ideal chaperone for Annaluise. When Carlos, Laurence's greasy boyfriend, tries to break into Annaluise's home, Anton is, fortunately, there again and the housekeeper, big fat Berta, has a great idea....

Caroline Link 's career as a director began with immediate success both at the national and international level when her first feature film BEYOND SILENCE (1996) was nominated for an Academy Award® as Best Foreign Language Film in 1997. After completing her second feature film, ANNALUISE AND ANTON (1999), a children’s movie based on the Erich Kästner novel of the same name, she directed NOWHERE IN AFRICA (2001), which won the Academy Award® for Best Foreign Language Film in 2003. In 2013, she directed EXIT MARRAKECH, which premiered as a Special Presentation at the Toronto IFF and won the Gryphon Award for Best Film at the Giffoni IFF. ALL ABOUT ME (2018) is Caroline Link’s latest feature film as a director.
Category Feature
Year of Production 1999
Director Caroline Link
Screenplay Caroline Link
Cinematography Torsten Breuer
Patricia Rommel
Niki Reiser
Cast Max Felder, Elea Geissler, Sylvie Testud, Meret Becker, Gudrun Okras, Benno Fürmann, August Zirner, Juliane Köhler
Producers Uschi Reich, Peter Zenk
Production Companies Lunaris Film- & Fernsehproduktion/Munich, Bavaria Filmverleih- & Produktion/Munich, in co-production with ZDF
Length 105 min
Format 35 mm, color
Original Version
Subtitled Versions English, French
Sound Technology Dolby SR
Festivals Berlin 1999, Toronto 1999, Ghent 1999, Chicago 1999, Mar del Plata 1999, Havana 1999, Kolkata 2009, Zlín 2015
With backing from German Federal Film Board, FilmFernsehFonds Bayern, BKM
German Distributor Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures Germany/Munich

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