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Wild Chicks, The

Original title: wilden Hühner, Die
German title: wilden Hühner, Die
Germany, 2005

Director: Naefe, Vivian
Production company: Bavaria (Uschi Reich)
Co-producers: ZDF, Constantin, Lunaris (Peter Zenk), Odeon
Age recommendation: 8 years and up

Synopsis:
Five girl friends, around ten years old, have their every-day-trouble with these stupid litle boys in their school. But when one of the girls' grandmother wants to slaughter the chicken that they like so much as their pets, the girls need the Boys' help. Of course the boys do not help the girls for free ...

Comments:
Sprockets Toronto 2007:
Based on the book series by renowned writer Cornelia Funke (“The Thief Lord,” “Inkheart”), Wild Chicks weaves together lighthearted adventure with a look at serious challenges youth face. By highlighting the characters’ distinctive personalities, the film shows that differences between children need not be an obstacle to close friendship, and illustrates how youth can help each other navigate obstacles and changes, including one of the biggest changes of all – the transition from childhood to adolescence.

Marketing strategies:
The film is based on the popular book series by Cornelia Funke. Script by Güzin Kar and Uschi Reich.

Festivals:
Hof 2006, Hannover 2006, Zlin 2006, Duesseldorf 2006, Oulu 2006, Leeds 2007 (awarded), Sprockets Toronto 2007 (awarded), Kristiansand 2007

World sales address/es:
Bavaria Film International (D)

Sold to:
Constantin (DE)
ZDF-Hauptred. Jugend & Familie (D)
Rialto (CH)