24 International Film Festival

7 - 13 OCT 2019 in Chemnitz

for Children and Young Audience

Archive | 1996-2018

Films presented by SCHLINGEL since 1996

The Crocodiles

Vorstadtkrokodile

The suburb crocodiles are cool. Each gang member wears a crocodile tag that is only granted after a test of courage. Hannes wants to belong to the gang. He manages to climb the roof of the old dilapidated brick factory. He finds the tag, but then it slips from his hand. When Hannes tries to reach for it again, he slips off and clings to the gutter, which cannot carry the burden for long. At the same time, Kai is sitting at the window, watching the environment through his telescope. When he notices the events taking place on the grounds of the old brick factory, he immediately alerts the fire brigade. As Kai is new in town, he seeks friends. And he desperately needs them. Should he not have found any by the end of the school holidays, his mother wants to enrol him in a school for handicapped children. However, Kai wants to go to a real school. He pins his hopes on Hannes and the suburb crocodiles. But the other group members do not want to admit a boy in a wheelchair. Only when someone breaks into the shop of Hannes's mother and Kai leads the crocodiles on the right track, his dream seems to come true. The suburb crocodiles film is based on the novel by Max von der Grün from the year 1976. There is an earlier TV movie made in 1977.


Country: D
Year: 2009
Running Time: 90 minutes
Recommended Age: from 9 years
Festival Year: 2009
Category: Focus Germany
Direction: Christian Ditter
Screenplay: Christian Ditter, Martin Ritzenhoff
Camera: Christian Rein
Editor: Ueli Christen
Music: Heiko Maile
Actor: Nora Tschirner, Nick Romeo Reimann, Fabian Halbig, Esther Schweins, Campino, Martin Semmelrogge
Producer/Coproducer: Westside Filmproduktion, Rat Pack Filmproduktion

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