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Lucky Hans and his Golden Journey

Original title: Hans im Glück
German title: Hans im Glück
Germany, 1998

Director: Losansky, Rolf
Production company: GG-Film GmbH
Co-producers: WDR, ORB, ARD/ZDF-Kinderkanal
Age recommendation: 6 years and up

Synopsis:
Lucky Hans And His Golden Journey (based on the fairy tale by the Grimm brothers) Hans decides to return home after spending seven years as an apprentice with a miller. The miller rewards him with a big nugget of gold which the beautiful miller's daughter wraps in her red cloth. On the way back to his parents' home, Hans meets a man on a horse and decides to exchange the nugget for the horse because he is tired of dragging the heavy gold along. Hans rides against his will into a wedding party and lands between the horns of a cow. The next exchange is thus perfect. But when the cow doesn't produce any milk and instead chases Hans into a pond, he exchanges the animal for a pig, then the pig for a goose and the goose for two grinding stones. And he loses them down a well. He arrives back at his parents empty-handed, but healthy and full of the joys of life - and starts thinking about the pretty miller's daughter again ... (German Cinema)

Comments:
13.000 admissions in Germany. Film is based on a fairytale.

Festivals:
Gera 1999

World sales address/es:
GG-Film GmbH (D)

Sold to:
Progress Film-Verleih (D)
NDR (D)