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© Meike Birck, KEVIN LEE Film GmbH 2015

ENTE GUT © Meike Birck, KEVIN LEE Film GmbH 2015 FORTUNE FAVORS THE BRAVE Genre: Children’s film | 96 minutes | Germany 2016
Age rating: from 6 years

The story of an unusual friendship between the Vietnamese sisters Linh and Tien and the adventurous Pauline.

Eleven-year-old Linh and her little sister Tien are suddenly left alone in Germany when their mother has to leave for Vietnam in order to care for the sick grandmother. Of course, no one is supposed to find out, especially not child protective services. Linh is not only responsible for Tien but also for the household and her mother’s Vietnamese diner, and of course she also has to go to school. But Linhs biggest problem is called Pauline and lives across the street. She has the whole neighbourhood under surveillance and can’t imagine anything cooler than a life without parents. When Pauline blackmails the Vietnamese sisters into starting a gang with her, the three girls set off on a daring adventure, with the police and Ms Trost from child protective services on their trail….
Norbert LechnerNorbert Lechner is a German director, scriptwriter and producer with a focus on films for children and the youth. As a special guest of this year’s festival he will present his film in Hanoi and HCMC and is available to answer questions from the audience afterwards.

In „Fortune Favors the Brave“ the child actors with Vietnamese roots, Lynn Dortschack and Linda Phuong Anh Dang, perform alongside the in Vietnam well-known actors Chieu Xuan and Manh Cuong.

Genre Drama
Country Germany
Year 2015
Director Norbert Lechner
Script Katrin Milhahn, Antonia Rothe
Cast Lynn Dortschack, Lisa Bahati Wihstutz, Linda Phuong Anh Dang, Andreas Schmidt, Lena Stolze, Y Nhung Dinh, Nguyen Thi Chieu Xuan, Tran Manh Cuong.
Length 96 minutes
Film trailer
Awards German film and media evaluation: Certification mark „especially valuable“
Funding Initiative „Der besondere Kinderfilm“ (The special children’s film)
Festivals Montreal International Children's Film Festival: Audience Award
Film Festival Munich: Children Media Prize for the young actress Lynn Dortschack