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Bibi Blocksberg and the Secret of the Blue Owls (Bibi Blocksberg und das Geheimnis der blauen Eulen)

Bibi Blocksberg and the Secret of the Blue Owls
Sidonie von Krosigk (photo © Rolf v. der Heydt )

Bibi Blocksberg has spent far too much time on wizardry – and far too little on her studies. Since her math notes are abysmal, she is forced to spend summer vacation in the all-work-no-play boarding school of Altenberg Castle. The school principal is an oddball who is trying to solve the mystery of Altenberg, and Bibi's roommate Carina, a Britney Spears clone, is a total pain. Luckily, Bibi soon makes friends with her classmate Elea, who has been in a wheelchair since an accident. Of course, Bibi wouldn't be Bibi if she didn't try to help Elea walk again – even though her witch's codex expressly forbids her to intervene in human lives. But when she hears the tale of a miraculous owl power, she sets out to find some in the caves of Altenberg. But someone else also knows about the magical powers of the blue powder: Bibi's archenemy Rabia von Katzenstein. In a dramatic escape, the wicked witch flees from the Dread-Marsh, where she was serving a five-year sentence with her cat Maribor. Silently, maliciously, she sneaks up on the Blocksbergs, the family she hates with a passion...
Category Feature
Year of Production 2004
Director Franziska Buch
Screenplay Elfie Donnelly
Cinematography Axel Block
Barbara von Weitershausen
Enjott Schneider
Susann Bieling, Uwe Szielasko
Cast Corinna Harfouch, Ulrich Noethen, Monica Bleibtreu, Edgar Selge, Nina Petri, Anja Sommavilla, Elea Geissler, Katja Riemann, Marie-Luise Stahl, Sidonie von Krosigk
Producers Uschi Reich, Karl Blatz
Production Companies Bavaria Filmverleih- & Produktion/Munich, Kiddinx Filmproduction/Berlin, in co-production with BR, Ehmck Film/Graefeling
Runtime 119 min
Format 35 mm, color
Subtitled Version English
Sound Technology Dolby Digital
Festivals Chicago Children's FF 2005
Awards 1st Prize Live-Action Feature Chicago 2005
With backing from German Federal Film Board / FFA Filmförderungsanstalt, FilmFernsehFonds Bayern, Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung, BKM, Bayerischer Bankenfonds
German Distributor Constantin Film Verleih

World Sales
Bavaria Media International