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27th International Film Festival

for Children and Young Audience

8 – 15 OCT 2022

Little King Macius


Original title: Der Kleine König Macius
German title: Der kleine König Macius
83 min
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2007
Germany, France, Poland
from 5 years
Highly Recommended
Direction: Lutz Stützner, Sandor Jesse
Script: nach dem Buch von Janusz Korczak, Hans-Werner Honert, Ines Keerl, Bernd Roeder-Mahlow

SCHLINGEL Year

2012 | German Focus


Additional Information
Music
François-Elie Roulin

Based on the book written by the great Polish writer and educator Janusz Korczak, which was translated into many languages, eight-year-old Macius is in the centre of this film. His father, the wise and benevolent king, has died and the little prince is now to ascend the throne and take over government. Macius is hesitating. But when the power-hungry general kidnaps his wise teacher and consultant Erasmus, the boy realizes that peace is threatened and decides to assume the office. Meanwhile, Macius has found true friends who want to help him rule the country. Therefore, the little heir to the throne establishes a children’s parliament, which is at sixes and sevens, however, and soon there is only chaos in the country. On top of that there is the threat of war with the neighbouring country, where the children want to rule and go against their king. Now Macius needs some good advice. He recognizes that his parliament should only deal with the things that really concern children. First and foremost, they want to establish a zoo. Therefore, the little king and his Parliamentary President Felix fly to Tungupungu where they not only experience incredible adventures, but also manage to put an end to the mean General’s game. The festival presents this animated film from 2007 in the context of the Janusz Korczak year on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of his death.