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Original title: Rölli ja metsänhenki
German title: Rölli und die Elfen
Finland, 2001

Director: Saarela, Olli
Production company: MRP Matila Röhr Productions Oy
Age recommendation: 6 years and up

One could not be blamed for mistaking these creatures for trolls but the truth to the rolley identity could not be far more removed. Rolleys are hairy, rowdy, a terrible tribe led by an enlightened Old Chief who guides them accross the distant seas to a mysterious territory, soon to be declared as Rolley country. Harbouring their boats along the shore a map leads this pack of loathsome animals to an elf village deep in the woods. The elves are scared of the approaching tribe and hide. Finding the village deserted the Rolley tribe settles down into their new home with a great ease and comfort.

Millie, a brave, young elf girl, returns to the village and runs into a sensitive Rolli. They become friends. The other Rolleys in the tribe do not approve of sensitive behaviour and consequently a series of funny and exciting tests of strength between good and evil, friendship and hostility, resolves the crisis. Beasts and fairies, rolleys and elves, learn to live peacefully with one another.

Reaching more than 200,000 admissions in its first 2 weeks (winning over HARRY POTTER)! A fantasy story about the rowdy Rolli tribe, led by their Old Chief, and elves, trolls, deep forests, good and evil and above all - friendship and the art of living together side by side in peace. 3
national JUSSI-awards (Finnish Oscar) in January 2002. (Non Stop Sales)

Stockholm Junior 2002, Giffoni 2002 (awarded), Frankfurt 2002, Sandnes 2002, Luebeck 2002, Espoo Cine 2002, Vienna 2002 (awarded), Graz 2002, Cinepaenz Cologne 2002, Moscow 2002 (awarded), Istanbul 2003, Cinema Infantil Brazil 2004

World sales address/es:
MRP Matila Röhr (FI)

Sold to:
Kinderkanal (D)
MC One (D)
Hessischer Rundfunk (D)