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Pinky and the Million-Pug (Pinky und der Millionenmops)

Pinky and the Million-Pug

Pinky, Monster, Princess, Wumm and Peng all live together with foster-parents, the Pommers. The five characters are - as their nicknames reveal - rather unusual orphans, which becomes obvious by Pinky's determination to imitate the great detective Pinkerton. It takes quite some time though before the cranky and gruff old millionaire Jonathan Morgan warms up to him. But since the old man cannot deny his craziness, he soon needs Pinky's support to help him find his lost dog.

The two are a pair that couldn't be any more different: the old millionaire, lonely, mistrusting and eccentric, and the clever little orphan, who, together with his "brothers and sisters", is always coming up with new ideas. Together, you have a great story for all ages that covers the gamut of emotions - from sentimental to funny to goose-bump scary.


Stefan Lukschy studied Music, Philosophy, German and Journalism at the Free University in Berlin and at the German Film & Television Academy (dffb) in Berlin. He works as a freelance writer and director. His films include: Krawatten fuer Olympia (1976), Valse Triste (1979), Wer spinnt denn da, Herr Doktor? (1982), Beim naechsten Mann wird alles anders (1988) and Der doppelte Noetzli (1990). He has also co-directed numerous television movies, including: Loriot 1-6 (1975-1983), Der Untermieter (1986), Harald und Eddi (1989), Ach, Du froehliche (1994/1995), Die Camper (1995/1996), several episodes of Heimatgeschichten (1995-1997), Seitensprung ins Glueck (1999/2000), and Pinky and the Million-Pug (Pinky und der Millionenmops, 2000).
Category Feature
Year of Production 2000
Director Stefan Lukschy
Screenplay Sybille Durian
Cinematography David Slama
Kerstin Kexel
Andreas Bick
Dieter Adam, Heike Wolf
Cast Carmen Maja Antoni, Winfried Glatzeder, Tilo Prückner, Jaime Krsto, Hans Clarin
Producer Juergen Haase
Production Company Provobis/Leipzig, in co-production with MDR, SWR/Stuttgart, Tellux Film/Dresden
Length 90 min
Format 35 mm, color
Original Version
 German
Subtitled Version English
Sound Technology Dolby SR
Festivals Chicago 2001, Zlín 2001
With backing from German Federal Film Board, Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein, Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung

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