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SAMS IN GLÜCK (photo courtesy of Just Pubicity)

Production Report featured in
German Films Quarterly 04/2011

The Sams, Mr. Taschenbier and their old friends are back on the big screen! Following on from their previous success with DAS SAMS – DER FILM (1.8 million admissions) and SAMS IN GEFAHR (1.2 million admissions), what else could the tried and proven team of Ulrich Limmer and Paul Maar do? It's not like the Das Sams fans would let them go that easily!

Now a lot of people don't know this, but the thing about having a Sams living under the same roof is that when it's been there for ten years, you slowly but surely start becoming one yourself! And that's exactly what Mr. Taschenbier starts to experience. His continually reoccurring changes are not externally visible, but his behavior is most certainly changing: he is just as greedy, prickly and bad mannered as our Sams. But every time he changes back he has no memory of what has happened. And what we know but he doesn't: if the Sams continues to stay with the Taschenbiers, then this transformation will continue until Herr Taschenbier becomes a full-fledged Sams himself!

Initially, the Sams is overjoyed to finally have found a playmate, but even it notices things are slowly spinning out of control and tries to work out how it can stop Herr Taschenbier's continually advancing transformation. But it seems there is only one way of out this situation: the Sams must leave the Taschenbiers forever...

Genre Children & Youth, Comedy, Family Entertainment
Category Feature
Year of Production 2012
Director Peter Gersina
Screenplay Paul Maar, Ulrich Limmer
Cinematography Gerhard Schirlo
Cast Christine Urspruch, Ulrich Noethen, Aglaia Szyszkowitz, Armin Rohde, Eva Mattes, August Zirner, Anna Thalbach, Gustav Peter Wöhler, Anna Böttcher, Heio von Stetten
Producer Ulrich Limmer
Production Company Collina Filmproduktion, in co-production with Universum Film, B.A. Produktion/Munich, ZDF
Runtime 101 min
Shooting Dates August-October 2011
With backing from FilmFernsehFonds Bayern, German Federal Film Board / FFA Filmförderungsanstalt, German Federal Film Fund / DFFF Deutscher Filmförderfonds
German Distributor Universum Film

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