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Slurb, The

Original title: Das Sams
German title: Das Sams
Germany, 2001

Director: Verbong, Ben
Production company: Kinowelt
Age recommendation: 6 years and up

Bruno Tasslespeare is a shy, mildmannered man who lives a quiet, ordered life and makes a modest living as an umbrella designer. Almost everyone takes advantage of his good nature, especially his despotic boss, domineering landlady and pushy neighbour.

One day a phenomenal, impish little creature appears out of nowhere and "adopts" Tasslespeare, turning his "grin and bear it" existence upside down and inside out. The "Slurb" as Bruno names it - a Speckled Little Unidentified Redheaded Being - is as sassy and mischievous as its adopted "Papa" is bashful and reticent.

After several failed attempts to rid himself of the Slurb, Bruno eventually becomes very fond of his new little friend. To top it all off, he discovers that the freckle-like blue dots on the Slurb's cheeks can make wishes come true. Any wish at all.

But wishes can backfire and Slurbs can be jealous and possessive, especially when Bruno falls for Miss March, the pretty new head of development at the umbrella factory. And when it rains, it pours ... (KInowelt World Sales)

Charming comedy for children and families based on the best selling novels by Paul Maar. More than 1,8 million admissions in Germany.

Marketing strategies:
More than 1,8 million admissions in Germany.

Cinepaenz Cologne 2002, Golden Sparrow Erfurt/Gera 2003 (awarded), Duesseldorf 2003, Lünen 2003

Website: www.dassams.de

World sales address/es:
Studiocanal (DE)

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Studiocanal (DE)
Rialto (CH)
Cinepromotion (A)
Jef (BE)
A-Film (NL)