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Dear Frankie

Original title: Dear Frankie
German title: Lieber Frankie
Great Britain, 2004

Director: Auerbach, Shona
Production company: Scorpio Films, London
Age recommendation: 8 years and up

The film is a heartwarming and often humorous tale of nine-year-old Frankie and his mum, Lizzie, who have been on the move ever since he can remember. To protect her son from the truth, Lizzie has invented a story to satisfy Frankie's curiosity. She regularly writes Frankie a letter from his make-believe father who works aboard a ship travelling to exotic lands. However, Lizzie soon finds out his 'father's' ship will be arriving in a few days. Now she must choose between telling Frankie the truth and hatching a desperate plan to find the perfect stranger to play the perfect father.

Hofer Filmtage 2004 (www.hofer-filmtage.de), Giffoni 2005 (awarded), Hof 2006 (Children's Film Fest), Hannover 2006

World sales address/es:
Pathé Int. & UK

Sold to:
Walt Disney (D)