films – Cinema Akil

Neele Leana Vollmar
Germany | G | 96 mins | Adventure | German

Little Rico, who describes himself as “deeply gifted”, lives in Berlin-Kreuzberg with his mother, who doesn’t have much time for him. His loneliness changes when he meets the gifted Oskar. The friendship is put to a first test when Oskar doesn’t turn up at an agreed meeting. Rico learns that his new friend was kidnapped and manages to free him and expose the perpetrator. The bestseller adaptation “The Pasta Detectives” is a sensitive and adventurous children’s film with two charismatic actors in the title roles. Filmmaker Neele Leana Vollmar received a good deal of praise from critics for her bestseller adaptation (the comics that are spliced into the film are also from the book). “Finally, a real children’s film!” read one headline in the FAZ, and epd Film also offered its praise: “There has rarely been so much earnestness combined with quick-witted humour in a children’s film.”