The Star Talers (Die Sterntaler)

 

Year: 2011
Country: GERMANY
Run Time: 59 minutes

THE STAR TALERS is an enchanting movie based on a Brothers Grimm fairytale. Mina is a brave girl whose village is in trouble. The country's evil king has taken all the adults away and made them work for him. Mina must take the village's last silver coins—called Talers—to the king to pay for the grownups' freedom. She meets a man named Caspar who keeps his dog, Mr. Flix, in a tiny cage. Mina feels sorry for Mr. Flix and risks the village's money on a bet, hoping to release him from his prison. Mr. Flix can talk to children with pure hearts, and he tells Mina how to free him. Now girl and dog journey together through the forest to the castle. The fearsome king lets her search for her parents—but only until sundown. Can Mina save her village and set her parents free? A heartwarming tale with an authentic period feel, this film features the 11-year-old actress from last year's "Here Comes Lola." (In German with subtitles) –B.B.

Director
Maria von Heland

Producer
Nicolas Duval-Adassovsky, Laurent Zeitoun, Yann Zenou

Screenplay
Olivier Nakache, Éric Toledano

Cinematography
Mathieu Vadepied

Editing
Dorian Rigal-Ansous

Principal Cast
François Cluzet, Omar Sy

Director Bio
Maria von Heland was born in Stockholm in 1965 and went to high school and college in New Jersey. She took acting lessons in New York, studied film at the California Institute of the Arts, and was an exchange student at the Konrad Wolf Academy for Film and Television in Potsdam, Germany. She works in Germany and Sweden.

Select Filmography
"Recycled" (1999), "Big Girls Don't Cry" (2002), "Search" (2006), "Those Who Whisper" (2006), "Suddenly Gina" (2007), THE STAR TALERS (2011)

Print Source

Bavaria Filmverleih und Producktions GmbH
Christina Laub
Bavariafilmplatz 7, Geiselgasteig
Munich D-82031
Germany

Phone: +49 89 6499
Fax: +49 89 6499
Email: christina.laub@bavaria-film.de
http://www.bavaria-film.de

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