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Tom and Hacke

Original title: Tom und Hacke
German title: Tom und Hacke
Germany, 2012

Director: Lechner, Norbert
Production company: Kevin Lee Film
Co-producers: Rommel Film; Star*Film, BR
Age recommendation: 8 years and up

Thomas Sojer, known to all as Tom, lost his parents in the war and now lives with his aunt, who makes a meagre living with bits of sewing to support Tom and her own son. His friend Hacke, also an orphan, lives in an old construction site caravan. When the two of them make an attempt to remove Hacke’s warts by magic in the cemetery one full moon, they witness a murder. Black-market dealer and petty criminal Ami-Joe stabs a boy simply because he insists on his share of the cigarette cartons they have swindled from someone. Tom and Hacke are terrified
and swear they will say nothing to anyone. But then Ami-Joe accuses the good-natured
wastepaper dealer Muffler, who is taken to court. Tom no longer knows what to do…

Marketing strategies:
Based on Mark Twain's classic novel on "Tom Sawyer", but transferred into post-2nd-World-War Bavaria.

Golden Sparrow Erfurt/Gera 2012 (awarded), Munich 2012 (Audience Award), Schlingel Chemnitz 2012, Cinekid Amsterdam 2012, Oulu 2012, Olympia Pyrgos 2012, CFF Seattle 2013, German Film Critics' Award as best film for children, Providence CFF 2013 (awarded), Vittorio Veneto 2013, Zlin 2013, Golden Elephant CFF India 2013, FICI Madrid 2013 (awarded), Taiwan ICFF Taipei 2014

Website: www.tomundhacke.de

Study guide: www.filmernst.de/Filme/Filmdetails.h ...

World sales address/es:
KevinLee (DE)

Sold to:
Zorro-Filmverleih (D)
Bundesverband Jugend und Film (DE)
Einhorn-Film (A)