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Bibi Blocksberg

Sidonie von Krosigk (photo © Constantin Film Verleih)

Celebrations in Neustadt: young Bibi Blocksberg's pontaneous outburst of witchcraft caused a sudden rainstorm and saved two children from a fiery death. Mother Barbara, a witch to the very core, is as proud of her daughter as any mother could be. But overworked, and stressed out, father Bernhard is less than impressed by his offspring's supernatural escapades.

Bibi then receives news from Chief Witch Walpurgia that for her services above and beyond the call of duty she's been awarded the Crystal Ball, which will make her a full-fledged witch. Proudly, Bibi flies on her broomstick to the Blocksberg mountain. But Rabia, a particularly mean and nasty witch, is unwilling to see Bibi gain the honors and swears not to rest until she has relieved Bibi of the precious jewel...



Hermine Huntgeburth studied Film at the Hamburg Hochschule für Bildende Künste and in Sydney/Australia. After working on several short and documentary films, she was awarded the German Film Award for Best Newcomer Director in 1991 for her directorial feature film debut IM KREIS DER LIEBEN, followed by such award-winning television films as EIN FALSCHER SCHRITT (1994), GEFÄHRLICHE FREUNDIN (1996), UND ALLES WEGEN MAMA (1998), DER HAHN IST TOT (1999), DIE STUNDE DES WOLFS (1999), ROMEO (2001), EVA BLOND UND DER ZWERG IM SCHLIESSFACH (2003), DER BOXER UND DIE FRISEUSE (2004), and the two-part TV series TEUFELSBRATEN (2007). Among her feature film credits are popular hits such as TRIO (1998), BIBI BLOCKSBERG (2002), THE WHITE MASAI (2005), EFFI BRIEST (2009), TOM SAWYER (2011), and THE ADVENTURES OF HUCK FINN (2012).
Category Feature
Year of Production 2002
Director Hermine Huntgeburth
Screenplay Elfie Donnelly
Cinematography Martin Langer
Hansjörg Weißbrich
Biber Gullatz, Moritz Freise
Uwe Szielasko, Susann Bieling
Cast Sidonie von Krosigk, Maximilian Befort, Ulrich Noethen, Corinna Harfouch, Katja Riemann
Producers Sabine Eichinger, Karl Blatz, Uschi Reich, Bernd Krause
Production Companies Bavaria Filmverleih- & Produktion/Munich, Kiddinx Filmproduction/Berlin, in co-production with Ehmck Film/Graefeling, in cooperation with Bayerischer Rundfunk
Length 106 min
Format 35 mm, color
Original Version
 German
Subtitled Version English
Sound Technology Dolby Digital
Festivals Giffoni 2003, Sprockets Toronto 2010
Awards Bavarian Film Award 2003 for Best Producer, German Film Award 2003 for Best Supporting Actress
With backing from German Federal Film Board, FilmFernsehFonds Bayern, Bayerischer Bankenfonds
German Distributor Constantin Film Verleih

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