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TKKG and the Mysterious Mind Machine (TKKG - Das Geheimnis um die raetselhafte Mind-Machine)

TKKG and the Mysterious Mind Machine
Scene from "TKKG and the Mysterious Mind Machine" (photo © 2006 Constantin Film)

Kevin is proud to be able to present his award-winning "mind machine" to his schoolmates and teachers. But after a few confused sentences, he runs off the stage of the auditorium. Then his friend Nadine disappears. There's no time to lose – it's a case for TKKG! Tim, Klumpling, Karl and Gabby take advantage of an outing to undertake a daring search for the lost children. They sneak into the empty, dilapidated house of Kevin's parents, and what they discover there takes their breath away: a new prototype of the spectacular mind machine! The quartet begins to suspect that this could be the reason for the disappearances. But who's behind all this? And what role is Mr. Manek, the biology teacher, playing here? Is Kevin conspiring with him? Their investigations take TKKG deeper and deeper into the mystery of the mind machine and on the track of a sinister experiment. It's the beginning of an adventurous journey of discovery into a bizarre world of real and virtual surprises...

Tomy Wigand was born in Ludwigsburg. He studied at the University of Television and Film Munich, and initially became known as an editor and scriptwriter before he discovered his true calling as a director. In the 1980s he was the film editor on Roland Emmerich's first three films, which were produced in Germany: DAS ARCHE NOAH PRINZIP (1984), JOEY (1985) and MOON 44 (1990). In the 1990s he co-authored Hans W. Geißendörfer’s acclaimed adaptation of the book by Dürrenmatt, JUSTIZ (1993), and directed his first television material, including the very successful German television series ALARM FÜR COBRA 11 (1994-1996), and the Claussen+Woebke production TWIGGY – LIEBE AUF DIÄT (1998). Wigand had his feature film debut in 2000 with the comedy FUSSBALL IST UNSER LEBEN, a box-office success and winner of multiple awards. His other films include: the adaptation of the Erich Kästner book DAS FLIEGENDE KLASSENZIMMER (2003), a big box-office hit and was awarded the German Film Award, the comedy POLLY BLUE EYES (2005), another film adaptation of a children's book, TKKG UND DIE RÄTSELHAFTE MINDMACHINE, and OMAMAMIA (2012). He is also active as a producer and lectures at the Baden-Württemberg Film Academy.
Category Feature
Year of Production 2006
Director Tomy Wigand
Screenplay Burt Weinshanker, Marco Petry
Cinematography Egon Werdin
Christian Nauheimer
Uwe Szielasko, Pan Patellis
Cast Ulrich Noethen, Hauke Diekamp, Svea Bein, Lukas Eichhammer, Jonathan Duemcke, Jannis Niewöhner, Jürgen Vogel
Producer Uschi Reich
Production Company Bavaria Filmverleih- & Produktion/Munich, in co-production with Lunaris Film- & Fernsehproduktion/Munich, Constantin Film Produktion, Bayerischer Rundfunk
Length 117 min
Format 35 mm, color
Original Version
Subtitled Version English
Sound Technology Dolby SRD
Festivals Giffoni 2007
With backing from German Federal Film Board, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, FilmFernsehFonds Bayern, BayerischerBankenFonds
German Distributor Constantin Film Verleih

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