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Werner II (Werner - Das muss kesseln!!!)

Werner II

Werner's back! And with him are Andi, Eckat, Meister Roehrich, the greasy petrol-pump attendant Shorty Moechtegross from the Fuselin petrol station, his thugs Hei-ner and Bodo, and, not forgetting, Wer-ner's enemies from the cop shop. However, Bentley driver Nobelschroeder, the owner of the swish restaurant Cardan Bleu, is a load of trouble for Werner and Andi. To start with, the two write off their turbo-propelled ice sledge in a race against Nobelschroeder, then the showoff goes and dares to challenge them to a return race. This time, the whole kaboosh is on the line: including none other than Borsti, Andi and Werner's beloved pet pig. So, it's only natural that the two automobile wizards should set about preparing the ultimate counter-strike: they create a machine from Hell - according to their own specifications - to send the Bentley to Kingdom come. This machine with an aeroplane engine only runs on a very special concoction - but when it does, it's full throttle. So, nothing can really go wrong in the race for Borsti. The only thing is that Werner and Andi must be at the agreed meeting point on time. It's not just a race against Nobelschroeder, but also one against time.

Michael Schaack was born in Hamburg in 1957 and is a graduate of the Academy of Television & Film (HFF/M) in Munich. After his studies, he founded the one-man animation studio Trickompany in 1982, later becoming Trickompany Filmproduktion GmbH (TFC) in 1989. He experienced his baptism of fire on the production of a major animated film as one of the directors of Werner - Beinhart (1990). His work on the WDR TV series about the little punk Amadeus led to the making of the feature film Der kleene Punker in 1992, and his animated adaptation of the best-selling novel Felidae in 1994. Apart from co-directing Werner - Das muss kesseln!!!, Schaack and TFC have worked on numerous feature-length animated films, including Pippi Langstrumpf and Das kleine Arschloch as well as the TV series Loggerheads.

Udo Beissel was born in Dueren in 1961 and first started work at TFC in 1989. He has been involved in the production of TFC productions like Der kleene Punker, the RTL series Die Ottifanten, and Felidae, and teamed up with Schaack to direct Werner - Das muss kesseln!!!
Genre Comedy, Animation
Category Feature
Directors Michael Schaack, Udo Beissel
Screenplay Roetger Feldmann, Andi Feldmann, Christian Sievers
Cinematography Graham Tiernan
Michael Thaler
Andreas Fammert
Producer Hanno Huth
Production Company Senator Film Produktion
Length 85 min
Format 35 mm, color
Dubbed Versions English
Original Version
Sound Technology Dolby SR
With backing from German Federal Film Board, FilmFernsehFonds Bayern
German Distributor Constantin Film Verleih

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