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Scene from MAX AND MORITZ RELOADED (photo © Nextfilm)

Based on Wilhelm Busch's classic tale, Max and Moritz are two underage brothers living an adventurous life of petty-crime in Hamburg. Their mother Rita, an anarchist with a love for life, has nothing on her mind but making music, drinking and messing around and she doesn’t really care what her boys are up to. Only Paula, the angel-like social worker with a helper syndrome and very good intentions, tries to safe what is beyond saving. The two boys cause with a crash a stolen car, in the passenger seat sit the adolescent daughters of a Hamburg senator. Enough is enough! The two scoundrels are packed up and sent to a boot camp.

This camp is run by Axel and Henry, two former East German soldiers with a tendency to sing and who still strongly believe in Communism. Secretly they are gay and have been a couple for a long time. But with Max and Moritz nothing is a secret for long. In theory Axel and Henry get €150 per day per child but in reality, and after a very short time, they too surrender to the mischievous boys.

Everything could be fine now if Max and Moritz hadn’t stolen small-town pimp Murder Hanne’s red Ferrari. The nationalistic sadist teaches the boys a painful lesson. But Max and Moritz wouldn’t be Max and Moritz if they let this weekend-fascist get them down... and when they steal the key to their military school’s ordinance depot, things start to change... And when mama Rita and angel Paula come to visit, things climax in every possible way...
Genre Comedy
Category Feature
Year of Production 2005
Director Thomas Frydetzki
Screenplay Eckhard Theophil, Thomas Frydetzki, Laurens Straub
Cinematography Dany Schelby, Jens Harant
Ines Maria Mueller
Jana Pallaske, Katy Karrenbauer, Sebastian Krumbiegel, Tony Krahl, Beckmann
Stephanie Schlienz, Ulrich Maechtle
Cast Franziska Petri, Willi Gerk, Kai Michael Mueller, Tony Krahl, Sebastian Krumbiegel, Katy Karrenbauer, Ben Becker
Producers Laurens Straub, Clementina Hegewisch, Rainer Kölmel
Production Companies Next Film, Starhaus Filmproduktion/Munich
Runtime 87 min
Format 35 mm, color
Subtitled Version English
Sound Technology Dolby SRD
With backing from Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, Mitteldeutsche Medienfoerderung, FilmFoerderung Hamburg, BKM, Filmfoerderungsanstalt (FFA)
German Distributor STUDIOCANAL/Berlin

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