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Lissi and the Wild Emperor (Lissi und der wilde Kaiser)

Lissi and the Wild Emperor
Scene from "Lissi and the Wild Emperor" (photo © herbX film)

Lissi and the Emperor Franz are a dashing couple in a dazzling world. A world so wholesome and harmonious, some of us might find it almost unsettling. Everything is perfect. They have money to burn and enough chocolate truffles to play golf with. Occasionally, they have some governing and some representing to do, but it's pretty much all good in Lissi and Franz's world.

Until dark clouds begin to loom on the otherwise blissfully blue sky, because Lissi, the Empress, has been abducted. Immediately, albeit without a trace to follow, the ever so fearless Franz, accompanied by his field marshal and his overbearingly royal mother, sets out in hot pursuit of the kidnappers. Thankfully he soon happens upon fragments of a message which Lissi has been able to leave along the way. However, the content of the message, as far as it can be reconstructed, comes as quite the shock to Franz!

But Franz does not resign and reacts as any emperor of his disposition would: he goes nuts! And so, a wild chase ensues that doesn't stop at the border of his empire but leads him to the remotest corners of Bavaria where it culminates in the action-packed finale of Lissi and the Wild Emperor.


Michael Bully Herbig studied Photography and is well-known on the German comedy scene as a writer, director and producer. He has appeared in various TV specials and is author, actor, director and producer of the comedy show BULLYPARADE. He had his feature film directorial debut with the comedy ERKAN & STEFAN (1999). In 2000, he founded the production company herbX film, whose first project was the box office hit MANITOU'S SHOE (2001), followed by DREAMSHIP SURPRISE - PERIOD 1 (2004), BULLY & RICK (2006-2007), LISSI AND THE WILD EMPEROR (2007), WICKIE AND THE STRONG MEN (2009), BUDDY (2013), and BALLOON (2018).
Genre Comedy, Animation
Category Feature
Year of Production 2007
Director Michael Bully Herbig
Screenplay Alfons Biedermann, Michael Bully Herbig
Ralf Wengenmayr
Rainer Stock
Animation Peter Kaboth
Producers Michael Bully Herbig, Michael Waldleitner
Voices Michael Bully Herbig, Lotte Ledl, Rick Kavanian, Christian Tramitz, Badesalz, Waldemar Kobus
Production Company herbX film
Length 85 min
Format 35 mm, color
Original Version
 German
Subtitled Version English
Festivals Shanghai 2008, Montreal 2008
Awards Bavarian Film Award 2008 (Audience Award)
With backing from German Federal Film Board, FilmFernsehFonds Bayern
German Distributor Constantin Film Verleih

World Sales
Bavaria Media International
http://www.bavaria-media.com

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