Kinder Matinee Mischief in Wonderland

Film still: © Icestorm Entertainment

Sun, 04/02/2017

Goethe-Institut Los Angeles

5750 Wilshire Boulevard
Suite 100
Los Angeles, CA 90036

Germany, 1957, 77min., all ages, in German only, no subtitles
Directed by Otto Meyer, with Alexander Engel, Harry Wüstenhagen, Cordula Trantow

The king of Irgendwo is beset by worries: The food stocks are empty and he has no money. Just as he’s about to marry his daughter off to the Sultan of Persipanien, a  good fairy reveals herself and rewards him with a magic button with which he can ask for any food he wants.
Soon the inhabitants of the little kingdom are living in a wonderland.  The village fountain now gushes wine and lemonade, the trees grow cakes, the fences are made of chocolate and to protect the splendor, a rice pudding wall is built around the kingdom.

But eventually the kids notice the disadvantages. People are getting fat and the school is closed due to "laziness". The kids turn to the princess for help, as she is the only person who defends herself against the gluttony.
But the adults got used to the new way of life, so a riot breaks out in the land of milk and honey ...