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13-year-old Nelly has to spend her summer holidays with her parents in Romania. Instead of landing at the airport they land on an airfield in the middle of nowhere. This is where the greatest adventure of her life begins, she runs away, makes friends and discovers Romania.

13-year old Nelly Klabund is furious! Against her will she is forced to spend her summer vacation in Romania. Right from the start things go wrong: The plane makes an unscheduled landing in Walachia and then the alleged travel guide Holzinger accidentally let’s Nelly in on a secret: Her family is to move to Transilvania in Romania, because her father will be taking up a great new job there. Nelly is shocked! How could her parents deceive her like that? Is she supposed to give up her entire life – her friends, school, the skate park? Never!
Nelly goes ballistic, runs away and wanders through a strange city in Romania. Here she runs into two really shady figures. These two turn out to be the nasty scoundrels Hokus and Iancu, who kidnap Nelly and hide her in a remote Roma-village. Here Nelly gets to know an unknown world and makes friends with the mysterious Tibi and his sister Roxana. The adventure begins, when these two decide to help Nelly escape. A wild chase through Transylvania ensues, because the kidnappers, working for a ruthless entrepreneur, are not yet ready to give up.

A film by Dominik Wessely
Written by Uta Kolano and Jens Becker
Germany 2016, 90 min, HD



BKM (Script)

MBB Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg (Project development)

MDM Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung (Production)
MFG regional fund Baden-Württemberg (Production)
MBB Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg (Production)

Farbfilm Distribution


Zlin 2016, Children’s Film Festival Kyoto 2016
Children’s Film Festival Munich 2016
Oulu International Children’s & Youth Film Festival 2016
Giffoni Film Festival 2016
Cluj-Napoca 2016
Fünf Seen Film Festival 2016
IFF for Children & Young People in Armenia 2016
Children’s Film Festival Bremen 2016
Oldenburg Children’s Film Festival 2016
Music Film Festival Oberaudorf 2016
SCHLINGEL Chemnitz 2016
Carrousel Rimouski 2016
Children’s Film Festival Münster 2016
Listapad Minsk 2016, Ploiesti European FF Romania 2016
Seattle Children’s Film Festival 2017
Children’s Film Festival Bielefeld 2016
Kolkata International Children’s Film Festival 2016
KINOdiseea 2016, Valladolid 2016
SMILE IFF New Delhi 2016
International Children’s Film Festival Bangladesh 2017
German Film Festival Portland 2017
Europees Jeugdfilmfestival Vlaanderen 2017
Max Ophüls Award Saarbrücken 2017

Best Film Elements +10 Giffoni 2016
First Prize Children’s Film Festival Bremen 2016
German Film Music Award (Newcomer) 2016
Best Young Actress (Flora Li Thiemann) & Best Young Supporting Actor (Hagi Lacatus) Listapad Minsk 2016