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Rascals on the Road (My Name is Eugen)

Original title: Mein Name ist Eugen
German title: Mein Name ist Eugen
Switzerland, 2005

Director: Steiner, Michael
Production company: Kontraproduktion AG
Co-producers: C-Films AG, Swiss TV DRS, Impuls Home Entertainment, Teleclub AG
Age recommendation: 8 years and up

Synopsis:
From the literary classic by Klaus Schädelin, “Mein Name ist Eugen” is a coming of age story set in the 1960s, and tells of 12-year-old Eugen and Wrigley's last summer of adventure. When Wrigley's parents announce their intention to pack him off to boarding school, the boys run away, hoping to find Fritzli Bühler, the “King of Rascals” in Zurich. But then Eugen and Wrigley bump into their Scouts group on the train and feel forced to join them to Ticino. From there they escape again and attempt to cycle back to Zurich, but the boys' disappearance is noticed and their parents get on their trail. As the boys continue their precarious journey over their Alps, they begin to doubt whether Fritzli Bühler really lives in Zurich and whether he actually exists at all.

Comments:
One of the three most successful films ever in Switzerland, more than 530.000 admissions.

The story is based on the literary classic by Klaus Schaedelin.

Festivals:
Montreal 2006 (awarded), Schlingel Chemnitz 2006, Cinekid Amsterdam 2006, Filmak Dobrany 2006, Vienna 2006, Hamburg 2006, Cinepänz Cologne 2006, Hof 2007, Antwerp/Brugge 2007 (awarded), Golden Sparrow Erfurt & Gera 2007 (awarded), Zlin 2007, FICI Madrid 2007, Cyprus 2007

Website: www.eugen-film.ch

World sales address/es:
Kontraproduktion (CH)

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