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Who Kisses An Iguana? (Second Hand Child)

Original title: Wer küsst schon einen Leguan?
German title: Wer küsst schon einen Leguan?
Germany, 2003

Director: Hattop, Karola
Production company: Kinderfilm GmbH, MDR
Age recommendation: 8 years and up

Synopsis:
No money, no trendy clothes and no dad - Tobias has a hard time at school. His mother has no time to look after him. He wasn’t at all pleased on his 13th birthday. Suddenly there is a new neighbour: Max. To have someone like him as father! And he even has an iguana.

Committed film about wishes and dreams of an outsider. (Chemnitz 2003)

Comments:
„A compact film, played authentically, telling the fate of a boy. In his special life situation, rather - and hopefully - an extreme case, the film opens up a chance for sensitivity and tolerance. In spite of its problem orientation, the film succeeds in avoiding melancholy. The film is deeply moving and unpretentious, reflecting our consumer society with a humorous twinkle”. (Chemnitz 2003, International Professional Jury)

Festivals:
Chemnitz 2003 (awarded), Augsburg 2003, Lünen 2003, Grimme-Award-nomination 2004, Zlin 2004, Montreal 2004 (awarded), Robert-Geisendoerfer-Award 2004 for main actor Frederick Lau, Golden Sparrow Gera/Erfurt 2005 (awarded), Leo Liese Leipzig 2005 (awarded), Kassel 2005, Düsseldorf 2005

World sales address/es:
Kinderfilm GmbH (D)
Telepool / Global Screen (D)

Sold to:
Matthias-Film (D)
Bundesverband Jugend und Film (DE)
Kinderkanal (D)