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Alfons Jitterbit – Countdown to Chaos

Original title: Alfons Zitterbacke – Das Chaos ist zurück
German title: Alfons Zitterbacke – Das Chaos ist zurück
Germany, 2019

Director: Schlichter, Mark
Production company: X-Filme Creative Pool
Co-producers: MDR, ARD
Age recommendation: 6 years and up
Length: 90 min.
Film genre: Feature film

What would Alfons Zitterbacke give to be a great athlete, a super student and an astronaut, just like Alexander Gerst. But that isn’t what his world looks like. The 11-year-old stumbles from one mishap to the next. Everyone seems to gang up on him. Unfair teachers, vicious classmates and a very strict father generally make life miserable for him – when out of the clear blue an aircraft competition offers the opportunity to participate in an astronaut camp and Alfons sees his chance: At last he can show the world what a brilliant inventor he is – particularly Emilia, the new girl in class. The only trouble is that Alfons’ rival, Nico, also decides to take part in the competition and challenges him to a dual: Are you chicken or what? In his dilemma, Alfons drags his best friend Benni, into the affair, and now there’s no way out: They have to win the competition. But how?

Contact for festival screenings: Renate Zylla, RZylla@arcor.de

Marketing strategies:
Based on the books by Gerhard Holtz-Baumert

KiKiFe Schwäbisch Gmünd 2019, Kinderfilmtage im Ruhrgebiet 2019, Zero Plus CFF Tyumen/Rusia 2019 (awarded), Schlingel Chemnitz 2019, Münster CFF 2019, Listapad IFF Minsk 2019, Rolan Bykow CFF Yerevan, Augenblick Filmfestival Strassbourg 2019, Juniorfest Plzen 2019, KinderKinoFest Duesseldorf, Just Film Tallinn 2019, Cinepaenz CFF Cologne 2019, Hof CFF 2020, FIFEM Montreal 2020, Ojo de Pescado CFF Valparaíso/Chile 2020, Kinolub CFF Katowice 2020/2021, La Matatena CFF Mexico City 2020

Study guide: German

World sales address/es:
Beta Film (DE)

Sold to:
Warner Brothers (DE)