GERMAN CURRENTS CHILDREN'S MATINEE
This screening is free for local school groups on a first come, first served basis. Seating is extremely limited.
Germany (2017), 97 min. DCP Projection
German and English with English Subtitles
Director: Christian Theede
Screenplay: Dirk Ahner
Cinematography: The Chau Ngo
Cast: Marleen Quentin, Ruben Storck, Emilia Flint, Luke Matt Röntgen, Leo Gapp, Devdi Striesow, Katharina Wackernagel
Producers: Michael Lehmann, Kerstin Ramcke, Holger Ellermann
Production Company: Letterbox Filmproduktion, Norddeutscher Rundfunk, Senator Film Produktion
Young amateur detectives Mia (Marleen Quentin
), Benny (Ruben Storck
), and Alice (Emilia Flint
) solve crimes in their big-city hometown of Hamburg, Germany. Because they are small, fiery, tough, and as a group, pack a powerful punch, they are known as The Peppercorns. Before their summer class trip to the Gruber family’s mountain ranch, Mia’s young friend Luca Gruber (Leo Gapp
) warns them not to come. Luca fears that his search for the fabled treasure of the Black King has cursed the ranch. When the class arrives, a series of mysterious events seem to confirm Luca’s fears. What is behind the curse? Where will the clues lead them? Is the ranch really under the spell of an evil mountain spirit, or is someone trying to put the Grubers out of business? This is a case for the Peppercorns. With the assistance of their new classmate Johannes (Luke Matt Röntgen
), the young sleuths use their combined skills to unravel this mountain mystery and hope to save the Gruber’s ranch. Full of suspense, action, and adventure, Christian Theede’s film brings the beloved German television series to the big screen.
This screening is free for local school groups on a first come, first served basis. Seating is extremely limited. Confirmed reservation required.
was born in 1972 and studied Literature and Theater in Tübingen before taking up studies in Film & Television in Dortmund and Cologne. Also active as a writer, his film work includes: various successful comedy formats, music videos, TV movies and series such as HANS IN LUCK
(2015), ALARM FOR COBRA 11
and the features IM WEISSEN RÖSSL (2013)
and TIME HEROES
). THE PEPPERCORNS AND THE CURSE OF THE BLACK KING
is his third feature film.
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