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26th International Film Festival

for Children and Young Audience

9 – 16 OCT 2021

Matti and Sami and the Three Biggest Mistakes in the Universe


Original title: Matti und Sami und die drei größten Fehler des Universums
German title: Matti und Sami und die drei größten Fehler des Universums
Trailer
90 min
German Focus
2018
2017
Germany
from 7 years
2018 | Chemnitz Festival Premiere
Direction: Stefan Westerwelle
Script: Ingo Schünemann, Stefan Westerwelle

SCHLINGEL Year

2018 | German Focus


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Production
Lieblingsfilm GmbH

Although Matti’s father Sulo is from Finland, the family has never been there. So the ten-year-old wishes nothing more than to finally spend the summer in Sulo’s home. But his parents are lacking the necessary money and in addition, Matti’s universe currently seems to have some mistakes. Sulo has to drive a bus instead of developing computer games, and his mother Annette constantly gets railed at by her boss. Matti is determined to readjust his universe, but with a thumping lie. His parents take liberties with the truth as well, after all. Annette has always claimed to donate money to rescue dolphins to reassure the children. And Sulo tells his brother he would move to Switzerland with his family, just to impress him. When Matti discovers a newspaper ad about “winning a dream house in Scandinavia,” he gets down to action. At first, by using a white lie. But that leads to other lies, until Matti no longer finds a way out of this tissue of lies and his parents seriously prepare to move to Finland.