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Autumn 1983, in a small provincial Swabian village with a cemetery, an amusement arcade, a pizzeria and a “madhouse”: Frieder was admitted to this psychiatric clinic after a suicide attempt. Now he is “free” again and moves into his empty family home, the Auerhouse, together with his friends Höppner, Vera and Cäcilia.
Instead of serving his sentence in a prison, teenager Daniel is sent to Greece to take part in a project for juvenile criminals. On an ostrich farm in a remote village in Evros near the Turkish border Daniel is to learn to obey rules and take responsibility for the community. In this project, “the community” just includes the leader, an instructor and about 14-year-old Max, who is longing for closeness and sees Daniel as his friend.
Spring 1945: Eleven-year-old Felix lives with his mother Anna in Munich. His father Bernd, a well-known trumpeter, is at the front. When bombardments of the city do not stop, Anna and Felix flee to the countryside. They set up a new home on the farm of a deceased aunt.
Life couldn't be better for 16-year-old Steffi: She has successfully finished school, will soon start her training as a police officer and is looking forward to the class trip to Paris, where she wants to spend her first night with her boyfriend Fabian in a romantic hotel. The only thing left to do is a health check for the police, then off they go.
Katya Orlow comes from a famous ballet family. She has every chance of following in the footsteps of her late mother and that of her father Victor, who is still celebrated as a master dancer. At the moment she is training very hard to apply to the prestigious New York Ballet Academy. Then an accident happens ...
Jackie is the daughter of a curator working at the famous Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. A Rembrandt painting from the 17th century showing a young woman named Oopjen Coppit has just been borrowed from Paris. Jackie is fascinated by the work. It almost seems as if Oopjen was alive and watching her.
Twelve-year-old Flo’s life is shaken up when his family has to move. Until then they had lived in a quiet village in southern Germany, together with their faithful collie bitch Lassie. Now Flo’s father has lost his job and can no longer pay the rent. But pets are not allowed in the new flat and the annoying landlady Mrs Möller cannot be dissuaded from her opinion.
Twelve-year-old Madison has set her mind on becoming as successful as her father Timo, a professional cyclist. Timo, who named his daughter after a discipline in track cycling, namely two-man team riding, often overtaxes Madison. Although she still has a year to go, she is scheduled to take part in the Federal German training camp this summer.
Monday has to take her medication every day because the young girl is terminally ill. She is taught at home and well looked after by her single father Bob. But Monday dreams of seeing the places her father talks to her about. Especially Uluru, the red mountain in northern Australia.
Eleven-year-old Tito Rojas and his family live in a modest flat in a quarter of Santiago de Chile. The boy loves playing football with his sister Gloria and the children next door. His father believes in Tito’s talent. Since becoming a professional football player remained nothing but an unfulfilled dream for him, he now invests all his hope and efforts in his quite skilful son.
Sixteen-year-old Maya is permanently involved in a suicide forum and imagines her own death, partly in romantic, partly in creepy selfie messages. She lets her imagination run wild and thus finds an attention on the internet that she otherwise misses in her life.
Six years ago, eight-year-old Oskar and his 13-year-old sister Lilli fled Chechnya with their mother. In the meantime, the children regard Vienna as their new home and speak fluent German. But now the family is to be deported. Out of desperation, the already severely traumatised mother attempts suicide and is admitted to a psychiatric clinic.
The black mill determines life in the village and employs many people. While watching a shooting star, Ivo wishes that his daddy would read him a bedtime story again. A few hours later his father is dead when the devilish mill goes up in flames. Ivo’s mother is full of worries that trigger premature labour.
“Keep it clean, tidy and spotless for our leader Isimo”, these are words children sing at school. Since the new president Isimo has been ruling the country, many things have changed. Everything has to be “clean”, which is controlled by security officers. Nevertheless, people cheer mighty Isimo, also Paul’s father, a famous journalist.
Two twelve-year-old girls, Margot and Marguerite, live in the same country at different times. While Marguerite grows up in France in 1942, at the time of the Second World War, Margot lives about 70 years later, in 2019. Marguerite lives with her aunt Alice on her grandparents' impressive estate.
The holidays get off to an exciting start for Tarun and his girlfriend Alice, because top secret documents are stolen from Tarun's mother Jaswinder's research base in Ireland. As a dedicated marine researcher, Jaswinder is working on a project that aims to reduce plastic waste in the oceans.
Ido’s enthusiasm for sailing and the sea was inspired by his mother. When she died, something inside him broke. The teenager finds no answers with his father, they become increasingly estranged from one another. Ido’s best friends, quiet Yoni and impulsive Erez, give him security.
The twin princesses Amalindis and Zottel could not be more different: first-born Amalindis is dutiful and well-behaved; the second-born, called Zottel by everyone, is wild and closely connected to nature. Since Zottel is so different, King Goderic cannot stand her. But he has great plans for Amalindis, who attends to his every whim and fancy.
Excitement at the National Museum of Poznań: The valuable painting “Beach in Pourville” by Claude Monet was stolen – just like 20 years ago! It was about to be ceremoniously unveiled after its restoration. But when 13-year-old Julka and her best friend Olek arrive at the museum, there is an explosion and the painting shatters into a thousand pieces. Julka’s aunt, the museum director, is shocked.
Berlin, February 1933: Hitler and the National Socialist Party clearly show their power. Even nine-year-old Anna notices this when at a carnival party, some boys do not dress up but simply appear in Nazi uniforms. Shortly afterwards, Anna’s father Arthur Kemper, a famous theatre critic, writer and Nazi opponent, receives a secret tip that the Nazis want to arrest him.
Every day, Yakari the little Indian boy experiences many adventures with his friends Little Badger, Rainbow and the tribe’s dog, Droopy Ear. But Yakari wishes for nothing more than the friendship of Little Thunder, a wild pony which his tribe has been trying in vain to catch for a long time.