German Currents – New Films from Germany: Films

The Pasta Detectives
(Rico, Oskar und die Tieferschatten)

Los Angeles Premiere

German Currents 2015
Friday, October 23rd 2015, 10:30 am
Egyptian Theatre, 6712 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90028
German with English Subtitles
Free to the public - first come, first served
Info: +1 3235253388

Germany (2013/2014), 96 min. DCP, color
Director: Neele Leana Vollmar
Screenplay: Andreas Bradler, Klaus Döring, Christian Lerch
Cinematography: Torsten Breuer
Cast: Anton Petzold, Juri Winkler, Karoline Herfurth, Axel Prahl, Ronald Zehrfeld, Ursela Monn, David Kross, Milan Peschel, Katharina Thalbach, Anke Engelke
Producers: Philipp Budweg, Robert Marciniak
Production Company: Lieblingsfilm/Munich, in co-production with Fox International Productions (Germany)/Berlin

At the heart of this adaptation of German author Andreas Steinhöfel’s wildly popular children’s book is ten-year-old Rico, the only child of a working-class single mother in Berlin.
Although quick to describe himself as a “Lowly gifted child” who can’t tell his left from his right and whose thoughts often “rattle around in his head like balls in a bingo cage,” Rico is compassionate, observant, and makes the best of his short-comings.
Often left on his own, Rico spends most of his time close to home or visiting the quirky tenants in his apartment building. One day Rico meets Oskar, a “highly gifted” younger boy who is obsessed with safety statistics and prone to wearing a helmet.
Despite their differences, the two boys complement each other and become fast friends.
When Oskar suddenly goes missing, Rico suspects a notorious local kidnapper “Mr. 2000” and sets out to find and rescue his new friend.
With an emphasis on teamwork and friendship, Vollmar’s film is a fresh and endearing take on the classic “buddy-film” suitable for the whole family.

This screening is free to the public - first come, first served.
Seating is extremely limited. Please arrive no later than 10:15AM to be admitted.

The Pasta Detectives - TRAILER from Lieblingsfilm on Vimeo.

Select Awards: 
White Elephant Munich 2014 
Goldener Spatz 2014 (Best Screenplay) 
Munich Children’s Film Festival 2014 (Audience Award) 
Goethe-Institut Youth and Children’s Film Prize 2014 
Kinderfilmfest Düsseldorf 2014 (Best Children’s Film) 
German Film Award 2015 (Best Children’s Film)

Neele Leana Vollmar was born in 1978 in Bremen and studied at the Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg from 2000-2005.
In 2003 she participated in the Berlinale Talent Campus and the Hollywood Masterclass.
Her films include: the shorts Tote Fische Schwimmen Oben (2002), My Parents (2003), and the features Vacation from Life ( 2004), Peaceful Times (2008), Wedding Fever in Campobello (2009), and The Pasta Detectives (2014).

Distributor World Sales:
Beta Cinema GmbH
Grünwalder Weg 28 d
82041 Oberhaching/Germany
phone +49-89-67 34 69 828
fax +49-89-6 73 46 98 88


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