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Rico, Oskar und die Tieferschatten Rico, Oskar and the Deeper Shadows Genre: Adventure film | 96 minutes | Germany, 2014
Age rating: from 6 years

The two unlikely friends haunt a kidnapper across Berlin. Adventure film based on the bestseller by Andreas Steinhöfel.

Oskar is a highly gifted boy, who is able to recite the first 110 prime numbers, whereas Rico considers himself as rather “low gifted”, having problems to make a difference between left and right, East and West. However, this doesn’t prevent the two youngsters from becoming best friends. Rico encourages the overcautious Oscar, who is always wearing a helmet, to outgrow. In “Rico, Oskar and the Deeper Shadows”, the two friends are haunting the notorious kidnapper Mister 2000 across Berlin. But all of a sudden Oscar disappears and Rico has to brace up to find his friend. And then there are the mysterious Deeper Shadows in the backyard house…

Andreas SteinhöfelThe film “Rico, Oscar and the Deeper Shadows” is based on the bestseller of the same name by Andreas Steinhöfel. Published in 2008, the book is the first one of the children’s books series “Rico and Oscar”, which has been translated into Vietnamese with translation grants by the Goethe-Institut. “Rico, Oscar and the Deeper Shadows” has been awarded i.a. with the renowned German Youth Literature Prize.
Neele Leana VollmarNeele Leana Vollmar (*1978) had worked as an assistant director in the film business before she studied film at the Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg in Ludwigsburg from 2000-2005. Amongst other film festivals, she got rewarded for “Rico, Oscar and the Deeper Shadows” at the Child-Media-Festival with a Golden Sparrow 2014 for the Best Script. Filmography: Rico, Oskar und die Tieferschatten (2014), Maria, ihm schmeckt’s nicht (2009), Friedliche Zeiten (2008), Urlaub vom Leben (2005) and others.

Genre Adventure
Country Germany
Year 2014
Director Neele Leana Vollmar
Script Andreas Bradler, Klaus Döring, Christian Lerch
Cast Anton Petzold, Juri Winkler, Karoline Herfurth, Axel Prahl
Length 96 minutes
Film trailer
Awards „Der Weiße Elefant“ in the Best Film Talent category at the Filmfestival Munich for Juri Winkler and Anton Petzold;
„Emo“ for the Best Performance of a Child at the Children’s Film Days in the Ruhr Area for Juri Winkler and Anton Petzold;
„Gilde-Filmpreis“ by the "Gilde Deutscher Filmkunsttheater" for the Best Children’s Film 2014;
Award by The German Film Prize 2015 in the "Best Program Filling Children’s Film" category.