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Ruhr Valley, Germany, 1972. Hans-Peter is a pudgy nine year-old growing up in the security of his family and fun-loving relatives. At first sight he might not be the most popular guy, but he has a talent for making others laugh, which he refines on a daily basis in his grandmother’s corner shop. However, dark shadows soon loom over the boy’s everyday life as his once cheerful mum becomes more and more depressed after an operation. Hans-Peter’s sad and hardworking father leaves him mostly in the care of his two grandmas, both of whom have big hearts and strong personalities. Their love and care make it possible for Hans-Peter to survive the ensuing emotional turmoil and use his comedic talents to heal his own wounds while also making people laugh along with him.

Genre Comedy, Biopic, Drama, Literary Adaptation,
Category Feature Film
Format DCP
Language German
Directed by Caroline Link
Nationality Germany
Original title Der Junge muss an die frische Luft
Produced by UFA Fiction GmbH
Gesellschaft für Feine Filme mbH
Warner Bros. Film Production Germany
Release year 2018
Running time 100 min
Starring Julius Weckauf
Luise Heyer
Sönke Möhring
Joachim Król
Ursula Werner
Rudolf Kowalski


  • International Premiere - Seattle IFF 2019 (Best Supporting Actor)
  • Official Selection -  Shanghai IFF 2019


German Film Awards 2019 (Lola) – Best Film (Bronze), Best female support role (Luise Heyer), Best box office performance

Eligible for German Films distribution support

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