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Svein and the Rat and the UFO-Mystery

Original title: Svein og rotta og UFO-mysteriet
German title: Sven und Ratte und das geheimnisvolle UFO
Norway, 2007

Director: Ringen, Vibeke
Production company: Maipo Film & TV Produksjon AS
Age recommendation: 6 years and up

Synopsis:
Svein and the hooded rat Halvorsen go on a summer vacation in the country together with their friends Dan and Melissa, and the rats James Bond and Pippi. The cool summer vacation with late summer nights and Grandma’s telescope, hot chocolate and lots of sweets, seems to go down the drain, because Grandma is ill. The children are shocked when they witness Grandma being placed in an old people’s home, where the oldies die like flies. As Halvorsen starts to show the same symptoms as Grandma, the kids are convinced creepy stuff is happening at the old people’s home. After thorough investigation, it turns out the old people’s home is housing extraterrestrial aliens hunting for knowledge. To prevent Grandma’s soul from being stolen by aliens, the children kidnap her, and escapes into the woods.

Marketing strategies:
2nd film based on Marit Nicolysen's novels about Svein and his pet Rat

Festivals:
Kristiansand 2006, Cinekid Amsterdam 2006, Nordic Filmdays Lübeck 2006, Kristiansand 2007, Kinderfilmfest Munich 2007, Chicago 2007, Tel Aviv 2007, Cinekid Amsterdam 2007, Cinemagic Belfast 2007, Antwerp/Brugge 2008, Sprockets Toronto 2008

Website: www.maipo.no

World sales address/es:
TrustNordisk Int. Sales (DK)

Sold to:
Columbia Tristar (Norway)
Twin Film (NL)
Jef (BE)