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The Little Jerk (Das kleine Arschloch)

The Little Jerk

Everything you wanted to know about the sexual act, love in old age, the effects of LSD on a canine soul, the mechanics of modern school education and the relationship of blind people to nude photos....The little asshole is on the verge of adulthood and observes the whole world with curiosity, fascination and profound concern ...


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.

Veit Vollmer attended the Academy for Fine Arts in Hamburg from 1983 - 1988. He tamed up with Michael Schaack and his Trickompany in 1991. The two of them worked together on the animation of Der kleene Punker (1990/1992), the RTL series Ottifanten, the feature film Felidae (1993) and Little Asshole (Das kleine Arschloch, 1997).
Genre Comedy, Animation

Year of Production 1997
Directors Michael Schaack, Veit Vollmer
Screenplay Walter Moers
Cinematography Graham Tiernan
Jodie Steinvorth
Wolfgang von Henko, Helge Schneider
Producer Hanno Huth
Production Company Senator Film Produktion
Length 81 min
Format 35 mm, color
Original Version
 German
Sound Technology Dolby SR
With backing from German Federal Film Board, Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein
German Distributor Senator Film Verleih/Berlin

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