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Chasing the Kidneystone

Original title: Jakten på Nyresteinen
German title: Auf der Jagd nach dem Nierenstein
Norway/Sweden, 1996

Director: Idsoe, Vibeke
Production company: Filmkameratene A/S
Co-producers: Norsk Film, Norsk TV, Svensk Filmindustri
Age recommendation: 8 years and up

Synopsis:
Simon is living with his grandfather on an isolated island. His Teddy, and best companion, is providing most of his distractions until Simon gets his 'magical' chemical set. But one night grandfather is sick. He is in terrible pain. Since no help is nearby, Simon brews a magic potion with Teddys help. And soon he is in his grandfathers body where he destroys the kidneystone.

Comments:
This is an exciting children's adventure story about Simon, a little boy who travels around in his grandfather's body trying to find out what is ailing the old man. On his voyage he meets the fascinating inhabitants of the human body. There is even time for a romantic encounter with a beautiful Red Blood Cell, before he has to face the terrifying Salt Hackers who are causing Grandfather's pain. (Norwegian Film Institute)

Marketing strategies:
14.000 admissions in Switzerland (www.procinema.ch)

Festivals:
Lübeck 96, Göteborg 1997; BUFF Malmö 1997;

World sales address/es:
Filmkameratene A/S (N)

Sold to:
Bundesverband Jugend und Film (DE)
Katholisches Filmwerk (D)
Tobis (DE)
Svensk Filmindustri (SE)
Svensk FI (NO)
Focus (CH)
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