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Lucky Devils

Original title: Glückspilze
German title: Glückspilze
Russia, Switzerland, 2013

Director: Endtner, Verena
Production company: ALOCO GmbH

In the city of Saint Petersburg, over 8,500 children live on the streets because of difficult family circumstances often marked by violence and alcohol abuse. But there’s the circus Upsala with its founder Larissa, who tries her utmost to get these children off the streets and to infuse them with new hopes and desires. "Lucky Devils" takes us on a journey from the Russian slums to the lights of the big top. The film follows the circus rising star, the 6-year-old orphan Danja, who discovers the pleasure of playing and performing and is seeking adoptive parents so that he can continue with his training at Upsala circus. Then there’s the oldest circus kid, Mischa, who now works as a trainer in the circus. The newest circus kid, Igor, is just trying to grow up with a single mother unable to cope with her four children, while Nastja was homeless for 10 years but was never lucky enough to meet Larissa.


Nyon IFF 2013, Olympia 2013, Sao Paulo IFF 2014, Delhi IFF 2014, Giffoni 2014 (awarded), Just Film Tallinn 2014

Website: www.glueckspilze-film.ch

World sales address/es:
J. M. T. (Israel)