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Summer holidays are finally here! The Famous Five, George, Julian, Dick, Anne and their dog Timmy set out on their first journey by bike on their own – unaccompanied by parents. While camping, the kids encounter a strange boy named Hardy. They try to get rid of this annoying kid, but then Dick is kidnapped! He is a victim of confusion, as our Famous Five discover promptly. The hijackers have it rather in for Hardy, who’s the son of business tycoon Kent. Do they want ransom?

With their good deal of detective instinct, the kids are able to find the place where Dick has been abducted to: a medieval castle called “Owl Nest”. George, Julian, Anne and Timmy get support from Hardy who is gradually proving to be a real help. At “Owl Nest” the kids figure out, that the dastardly thugs are hunting for the legendary “Green Eye” in fact, the most valuable jewel in the world. Without even knowing it, Hardy is bearing secret hints about the ultimate destination of the jewel.

A wild chase for the smaragd starts, leading our Famous Five to a mysterious travelling circus and deep into the adventurous caves at “Graffenstein” rock…

Mike Marzuk was born in 1969 in Landsberg am Lech. Since 1995 he has been working as an editor, musician, writer and director for short and feature films as well as video clips. His films include: WWGW* - *WEISST WAS GEIL WÄR...?! (2007), SUMMER (SOMMER, 2008), ROCK IT! (2010), and all five of the THE FAMOUS FIVE films.
Genre Action, Adventure, Children & Youth, Family Entertainment
Category Feature
Year of Production 2013
Director Mike Marzuk
Screenplay Peer Klehmet, Sebastian Wehlings
Cinematography Bernhard Jasper
Cast Valeria Eisenbart, Quirin Oettl, Justus Schlingensiepen, Neele Marie Nickel, Kristo Ferkic, Peter Lohmeyer, Oliver Korittke, Heio von Stetten
Producers Andreas Ulmke-Smeaton, Ewa Karlström
Co-Producer Martin Moszkowicz
Production Company SamFilm, in co-production with Constantin Film Produktion
Length 93 min
Format 35 mm, color, 1:1.85
Original Version
Subtitled Version English
Festivals TIFF Kids 2013, Giffoni 2013, Zlin 2013, Black Nights Tallinn 2013
Awards Golden Gryphon Award Best Film Elements +6 Giffoni 2013
With backing from FilmFernsehFonds Bayern, Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein, German Federal Film Board, German Federal Film Fund
German Distributor Constantin Film Verleih

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