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My Brother is a Dog

Original title: Mein Bruder ist ein Hund
German title: Mein Bruder ist ein Hund
Germany, NL, Great Britain, 2004

Director: Timm, Peter
Production company: Tradewind Pictures
Co-producers: WDR, Bos Bros., Dogpic
Age recommendation: 7 years and up

Synopsis:
Children have many wishes, and some of these are especially great ones. Marietta has just the one – she wants a dog. Her parents are not keen, especially as they have their four year old son Tobias to look after too. For years Marietta pestered her parents, but to no avail. But then, on her tenth birthday she gets a magic stone from the child the family is sponsoring in Africa. Allegedly it can fulfil a person’s greatest wish… One day, Marietta sits on her bed with the magic stone in her hand and wishes as hard for a dog as never before – she would give everything in exchange. A minute later the most amazing thing has happened: the sweetest dog in the world is sitting outside her door. Marietta is delighted and wants to show her brother the miracle, but he seems to have disappeared. After searching frantically without success Marietta suddenly discovers a mole on the dog’s stomach, just where Tobias has one. Tobias must have turned into a dog in accordance with Marietta’s greatest wish!

Festivals:
Hamburg 2004, Kassel 2004, Duesseldorf 2004, Schlingel Chemnitz 2004, Dresden 2004, Rio de Janeiro 2004 (audience award), Bielefeld 2004, Kinofest Luenen 2004, Rio de Janeiro 2004 (awarded by the children's jury), Oulu 2004, LeoLiese Leipzig 2005, Golden Sparrow Gera/Erfurt 2005, Zlin 2005, Chicago 2005 (awarded), Arsenals Riga 2006

Website: www.fame.uk.com/production/co-production/co-completed_film/co-completed_films3.html

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

Sold to:
Constantin (AT)
Estinfilm (EE)
In The Air (NL)