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Sophie's World

Original title: Sofies verden
German title: Sophie's Welt
Norway, 1999

Director: Gustavson, Erik
Production company: Filmkameratene A/S
Co-producers: NRK Drama, SF Norge AS, SVT
Age recommendation: 12 years and up

The big book comes to the big screen. Looking in her mailbox one morning, fourteen-year-old schoolgirl Sophie Amundsen discovers a letter from someone named Alberto Knox. "What is the most important thing in life?", asks Knox. The letter is the beginning of an extraordinary tour through the history of Western philosophy from the trial of Socrates to the Russian Revolution. In series of brilliantly entertaining adventures through time and space, Alberto Knox opens Sophie's mind to the fundamental questions that philosophers have been asking since the dawn of civilisation. (German Cinema)

10.000 admissions in Switzerland (www.procinema.ch)

Luebeck 1999

World sales address/es:
Svensk FI (NO)
Beta Film (DE)

Sold to:
Jef (BE)
In The Air (NL)
Rialto (CH)
Zoom (CH)
Constantin (DE)
Svensk FI (NO)
Svensk Filmindustri (DK)
Reinvent (DK)