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Who Kisses An Iguana? (Second Hand Child)

Original title: Wer küsst schon einen Leguan?
German title: Wer küsst schon einen Leguan?
Germany, 2003

Director: Hattop, Karola
Production company: Kinderfilm GmbH, MDR
Age recommendation: 8 years and up

No money, no trendy clothes and no dad - Tobias has a hard time at school. His mother has no time to look after him. He wasn’t at all pleased on his 13th birthday. Suddenly there is a new neighbour: Max. To have someone like him as father! And he even has an iguana.

Committed film about wishes and dreams of an outsider. (Chemnitz 2003)

„A compact film, played authentically, telling the fate of a boy. In his special life situation, rather - and hopefully - an extreme case, the film opens up a chance for sensitivity and tolerance. In spite of its problem orientation, the film succeeds in avoiding melancholy. The film is deeply moving and unpretentious, reflecting our consumer society with a humorous twinkle”. (Chemnitz 2003, International Professional Jury)

Chemnitz 2003 (awarded), Augsburg 2003, Lünen 2003, Grimme-Award-nomination 2004, Zlin 2004, Montreal 2004 (awarded), Robert-Geisendoerfer-Award 2004 for main actor Frederick Lau, Golden Sparrow Gera/Erfurt 2005 (awarded), Leo Liese Leipzig 2005 (awarded), Kassel 2005, Düsseldorf 2005

World sales address/es:
Mideu Films (DE)
Telepool / Global Screen (DE)

Sold to:
Matthias-Film (D)
Bundesverband Jugend und Film (DE)
Kinderkanal (D)