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The heroes of V8 are four kids that are as different as can be. One is rich and spoiled, the second poor and modest. The third is the second’s little brother and therefore an eternal burden. The fourth is technically a girl, but never acts like one – unless of course in moments when the last thing you need is a girl. With this group of misfits, it is only logical that neither really likes the other in the beginning, but they share a common dream: the dream of the best, biggest, most adventurous and naturally most secret racing team in the world. An ambitious dream, granted, but now it can come true. The four misfits receive an invitation to The Castle – the legendary racing circus for kids, that only children know about and that – rumor has it – has birthed all F1 world champions. But before the four can actually accept the invitation to race for admission to The Castle, they have to become a team first. A team in which they can not only trust each other but in which every single one is ready to shed their ego, envy and rivalry to fight for each other: the proud V8. They have to learn what it means to not only be the best on the track, but in life. They will have to pursue this dream against all odds and barriers and especially without the help of their parents. As mentioned before: The Castle is secret. Parents and grown-ups not welcome!
Genre Action, Adventure, Family Entertainment
Category Feature
Year of Production 2013
Director Joachim Masannek
Screenplay Joachim Masannek
Cinematography Benjamin Dernbecher
Cast Georg Sulzer, Maya Lauterbach, Samuel Jakob, Klara Merkel, Emilio Moutaoukkil, Tom Hoßbach, Nick Romeo Reimann, Paul Alhäuser, Christoph Maria Herbst, Heiner Lauterbach, Mina Tander
Producer Christian Becker
Co-Producers Thomas Sterchi, Beat Arnold, Lars Wiebe, Franz Kraus, Josef Reidinger, Antonio Exacoustos
Production Company Rat Pack Filmproduktion, in co-production with Millbrook Pictures/Munich, B.A. Produktion/Munich, ETF/Bad Wiessee
Runtime 102 min
Format DCP, color, cs
Subtitled Version English
Festivals Giffoni 2013, BUSTER Copenhagen 2013
Awards Municipality of Giffoni Award 2013
With backing from FilmFernsehFonds Bayern, German Federal Film Board / FFA Filmförderungsanstalt, German Federal Film Fund / DFFF Deutscher Filmförderfonds, HessenInvestFilm
German Distributor Universal Pictures Germany/Hamburg

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