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When Ulja (12) is prevented from pursuing her passion, astronomy, she decides to take matters into her own hands. With a stolen hearse and a 13-year-old classmate as a driver, she makes her way across Eastern Europe to watch the impact of an asteroid. In doing so, she not only has to shake off her persecutors, but also her pragmatic view of friendship and family.

Genre Adventure, Family, Coming of Age
Category Feature Film
Format DCP
Language German
Directed by Barbara Kronenberg
Nationality Germany
Original title Mission Ulja Funk
Produced by In Good Company in co-production with Samsa Film and ShipsBoy
Release year 2022 Q1
Running time 91 min
Starring Romy Janinhoff
Jonas Oeßel
Hildegard Schroedter
Luc Feit
Anja Schneider
Ivan Shvedoff


World Premiere – Berlinale 2021– Generation KPlus


Professional's prize for Best International Children's Film - Kristiansand Children International FF

Best Film - Goldener Spatz FF

Best Director - Goldener Spatz FF

Kinder-Medien-Preis „Der weiße Elefant“ for best debut act for Romy Janinhoff (Ulja)

One Future Preis - Special Mention for Barbara Kronenberg

Nominated for The Berlinale Crystal Bear 2021

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