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Little Longnose

Original title: Karlik Nos
German title: Zwerg Nase
Russia, 2003

Director: Maximov, Ilya
Production company: Melnitsa Studio, Alexander Boyarsky, Sergey Selyanov
Age recommendation: 6 years and up

A new adaptation of Wilhelm Hauff's well-known fairy tale. The evil witch has selected the shoemaker's son Jacob for her sinister plans. She takes advantage of his helpfulness to lure him into her castle. When Jacob refuses to serve her, the witch robs him of seven years of his life and turns him into an ugly dwarf. She hopes that this will make the boy give in to her will. But Jacob stays steadfast even though he has to face the sad fact that when he returns to the village nobody recognizes him. No matter how popular, smart and friendly the boy used to be, the villagers now only see in him the conspicuous dwarf with a long nose. Only Jacob knows that he is still the same inside. His fate turns when he saves a goose, for this goose is not quite what it seems to be...

Hamburg 2003, Oulu 2003, Malmö 2004, Sprockets Toronto 2004, Kristiansand 2004 (awarded), Poznan 2004, Zlin 2004, Giffoni 2004, Emden 2004, Duesseldorf 2004, Cinemagic Belfast 2004, Cinema Infantil Brazil 2005

World sales address/es:
Melnitsa Studio (RUS)

Sold to:
Warner Brothers (DE)