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RUDY - THE RETURN OF THE RACING PIG (photo © Relevant Film/Bernd Spauke)

Up to now, Nickel and his single dad Thomas have been managing very well together. Then Nickel goes on a school excursion and brings the little piglet Rudy back with him in his rucksack. Once he's home, he makes a terrifying discovery: dad has a girlfriend! Worse yet, she's moved in with him and brought her daughter Felicitas, "Feli", along! Nickel makes a deal with Thomas: if those two stay, then so can Rudy. When life becomes unbearable for Nickel, he flees with Rudy to "Porkland," followed by Feli and pursued by two dumb crooks. It's the beginning of an adventure that ends in the swamps of the Oder Valley, where Rudy saves the lives of the two children and finds a new home.

Following his hit family film Rudy, The Racing Pig, which won the Bavarian Film Award in 1996, director Peter Timm sets his prize porker loose again in the cinemas alongside top stars Sebastian Koch (The Lives of Others, Speer and Hitler), Sophie von Kessel, Dominique Horwitz and Andreas Schmidt.

Peter Timm was born in East Germany in 1950. In 1969, he began studies at the East Berlin Drama School. In 1976, he moved to Frankfurt and started working as a writer, actor and director. In 1981, he wrote the screenplay for the award-winning Meier, which he filmed four years later. His other films include: Fifty Fifty (1988), Go, Trabi, Go (1991), Manta - der Film (1991), Pauline In Between (Ein Mann fuer jede Tonart, 1992), Simply Love (Einfach nur Liebe, 1993), Rudy, The Racing Pig (Rennschwein Rudi Ruessel, 1995), The Cleaning Ladies Island (Die Putzfraueninsel, 1996), Dumm gelaufen (1996), Ferkel Fritz (TV, 1997), Millennium Love (TV, 1998), Der Zimmerspringbrunnen (2001), Familie XXL (2002), My Brother is a Dog (Mein Bruder ist ein Hund, 2004), Rudy - The Return of the Racing Pig (Rennschwein Rudi Ruessel 2, 2006), and Beloved Berlin Wall (Liebe Mauer, 2009).
Category Feature
Year of Production 2006
Director Peter Timm
Screenplay Peter Timm, Karsten Willutzki
Cinematography Achim Poulheim
Barbara Hennings
Marcel Barsotti
Monika Bauert
Cast Dominique Horwitz, Andreas Schmidt, Sina Richardt, Maurice Teichert, Sophie von Kessel, Sebastian Koch
Producers Günter Rohrbach, Heike Wiehle-Timm
Production Company Relevant Film, in cooperation with WDR
Length 99 min
Format 35 mm, color
Original Version
Subtitled Version English
Festivals Giffoni 2007
With backing from German Federal Film Board, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, FilmFernsehFonds Bayern, Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein, Film- und Medienstiftung NRW
German Distributor Warner Bros. Pictures

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