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CHILD PRODIGIES (WUNDERKINDER)

CHILD PRODIGIES
Scene from WUNDERKINDER (photo © CCC Filmkunst)

WUNDERKINDER tells a tale of three exceptionally musically talented children, who develop a deep and genuine friendship, extending beyond their different religions and nationalities. The two Jewish children Larissa and Abrascha are both virtuosos - one on the piano and the other on the violin. Hanna, a young German girl, is also extremely gifted. Living in Poltava/Ukraine in 1941, they all share one great love: music. Their world is one of curiosity, joy and talent. But when the Nazis invade the Soviet Union, they and their families face mortal peril. Due to the insanity of grown-ups at home and abroad, their world is turned upside down, and they are suddenly no longer allowed to be friends.


Marcus O. Rosenmüller was born in 1963 in Duisburg and studied Communications in Munich from 1983-1988. In 1983 he co-founded König & Rosenmüller Filmproduktion and in 1991 co-founded Me, Myself & Eye (MME) Film-und TV-Produktion. In addition to directing advertisements for companies such as Diners Club, Microsoft and Philip Morris, he has also directed some 120 music videos as well as numerous TV programs and TV program lead-ins. Among the prizes and awards he has received are the International Visual Music Award at MIDEM in 1992 and the International Television Association Award in Silver for the lead-in to Heike Makatsch's DIE SHOW in 1998. His other films include: DER TOTE TAUCHER IM WALD (1999), SPERLING UND DER STUMME SCHREI (TV, 2002), DIE MANDANTIN (TV, 2004), EINSATZ IN HAMBURG: TÖDLICHES SPIEL (TV, 2008), BIS AN DIE GRENZE (TV, 2008), HEISSE SPUR (TV, 2008), GOTTES MÄCHTIGE DIENERIN (TV 2-parter, 2009), DIE MINENSUCHERIN (TV, 2010), DIE FLUT (TV, 2010), and WUNDERKINDER (2011).
Genre Family, Drama, History
Category Feature
Year of Production 2011
Director Marcus O. Rosenmüller
Screenplay Marcus O. Rosenmüller, Stephen Glantz, Rolf Schübel, Kris Karathomas
Cinematography Roman Nowocien
Cast Kai Wiesinger, Catherine Flemming, Gudrun Landgrebe, Gedeon Burkhard, Konstantin Wecker, Natalia Avelon, Mark Zak, Elin Kolev, Mathilda Adamik, Imogen Burrell
Producers Alice Brauner, Artur Brauner
Production Company CCC-Filmkunst, in co-production with Degeto Film
Length 96 min
Format 35 mm, color, 1:1.85
Original Version
 German
Subtitled Version English
Festivals Jerusalem 2011, Giffoni 2011, Buster Copenhagen 2011, Busan 2011, Jewish Film Festival Vienna 2011, Washington Jewish Film Festival 2011, Palm Springs 2012, Atlanta Jewish Film Festival 2012, San Diego Jewish Film Festival 2012, East Bay Jewish Film Festival 2012, AJC Seattle Jewish Film Festival 2012, TIFF Kids 2012, L.A. Jewish Film Festival 2012, Baltimore Jewish Film Festival 2012, Toronto Jewish Film Festival 2012, Paul Spiegel Filmfestival Düsseldorf 2012, Melbourne 2012, 2nd Jewish Bucharest IFF 2012, Stony Brook NY 2012, Berkshire International Film Festival 2012, Fiuggi Family Festival 2012, CineKid Amsterdam 2012, Chicago International Children's Film Festival 2012, Framed Film Festival London 2012, Jewish Film Festival Warsaw 2012, ALE KINO! Poznan 2012, Sao Paulo Jewish Film Festival 2012, Miami Jewish Film Festival 2013, Orange County Int. Jewish Film Festival 2013, Charlotte Jewish Film Festival 2013, Reel 2 Real International Film Festival for Youth Vancouver 2013, Zagreb Jewish Film Festival 2013, United Jewish Appeal Aspen Film Festival 2013, , Silicon Valley Jewish Film Festival 2013, International Film Festival for Children and Youth Armenia 2013, International Children' Film Festival Brussels 2013, Providence Children's Film Festival Rhode Island 2013, Houston Jewish Film Festival 2014, Zlín 2015
Awards Avner Shalev Yad Vashem Chairman's Award Jerusalem 2011, The Presidency of the Italian Senate Award, ECFA Award & Percorsi Creativi CGS Award Giffoni 2011, Best Screenplay Buster Copenhagen 2011, Audience Award Best Narrative Feature Atlanta 2012, Audience Award San Diego 2012, Golden Romy 2012 (Best Producer), Audience Award L.A. Jewish Film Festival 2012, Audience Award Berkshire 2012, Audience Choice Award Stony Brook NY 2012, 1st Prize Sao Paulo Jewish Film Festival 2012, Audience Award Charlotte 2013, Best Film: Musical Films Competiton & I Have the Honour Armenia 2013, Audience Award Providence 2013, Youth Jury Award Reel 2 Real Vancouver 2013
With backing from German Federal Film Fund, Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, Landesförderinstitut Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
German Distributor STUDIOCANAL/Berlin

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