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Run Time: 96 minutes
Young Marietta doesn?t know to ?be careful what you wish for.? Desperate to have a dog, and tired of tending to her little brother, Marietta takes the first chance she gets to make her wish come true. Marietta?s father is a flighty man so involved with his slick, experimental vehicle called the Eco-Mobile that he forgets to come home, and misses her birthday. Her mother is frustrated with her father, and when they leave on a vacation without the kids, Marietta?s disappointment grows: She is left with goofy Tobias and her stern grandmother who doesn?t like children ? or dogs. That?s when she uses the wishing rock her friend sent from Africa, and trades in her brother for a cute little white dog. To complicate matters, the dog, called Toby, catches the eye of an advertising executive and Toby becomes a TV star. With only days left before her parents return, Marietta must undo everything, including a daring rescue of Toby from a TV studio and a suddenly unresponsive rock. A sweet film, MY BROTHER? proves that children don?t always need cartoons to be entertained.
Thomas Springer, Helmut G. Weber
Maria Ehrich, Irm Hermann, Christine Neubauer, Martin Lindow, Gary Lewis