Cleveland International Film Festival } March 22 – April 1, 2023 } Playhouse Square

Winnetou's Son
(Winnetous Sohn)

Year: 2015
Country: GERMANY
Run Time: 92 minutes

Winnetou's Son
Winnetou's Son
Winnetou's Son

Max, also known as the “Chief,” is an enthusiast of Native Americans of the Old West. The chubby, bespectacled ten-year-old dresses in beaded vests and leather trousers, sleeps on the floor, and spouts a slew of honorable proverbs by which he lives his life. While away at a camp devoted to embodying the Native American lifestyle, Max discovers that the young stage actor who plays the son of Winnetou (the famed Apache hero of Karl May adventure stories) has been injured. Despite his mother’s concerns, Max resolves to try out for the role he was born to play. With the help of his melancholy friend, Morten—whom Max dubs “Lone Wolf”—and his ne’er-do-well father, Max embarks on a rigorous physical and mental training regime to defy all the odds against him. Populated with a cast of kooky characters, André Erkau’s WINNETOU’S SON is a fun family film about living to your fullest potential. (In German with subtitles) –E.B.

CIFF40 Screenings

Monday, April 04, 2016 at 5:15 PM

Tuesday, April 05, 2016 at 2:15 PM

Family Films

André Erkau

Born in 1968 in Dortmund, Germany, writer-director André Erkau trained as an actor before studying film direction at the Academy of Media Arts in Cologne.

"Selbstgespräche" (2008), "Arschkalt" (2011), "Das Leben ist nichts für Feiglinge" (2012), WINNETOU'S SON (2015)

Ingelore König

Anja Kömmerling, Thomas Brinx

Ian Blumers

Anke Berthold

Principal Cast
Lorenzo Germeno, Tristan Göbel, Christoph Letkowski, Alice Dwyer, Uwe Ochsenknecht, Armin Rohde

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