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Caroline Link

Pünktchen und Anton (Annaluise & Anton)

Edition 1999
107' - 1999 - Drama, Comedy, Family - Dialogue: German
Director: Caroline Link Composer: Niki Reiser With: Elea Geissler, Max Felder, Juliane Köhler
Annaluise (10) and Anton (11) are best friends although they are from totally opposite backgrounds. Anton, very poor with a sick mother, works evenings in an ice-cream parlour to support her and falls asleep in school. Annaluise wants to help him but although her parents are extremely rich they give her little time or money. Fortunately she has enough imagination to earn some money at night for Anton. In the new film adaptation of Erich Kästner’s children’s book, Annaluise isn’t selling matches, but is singing instead. She learned the songs from Laurence, the French au pair, whom the eternally absent parents considered the ideal chaperone for Annaluise. However, it turns out that Laurence’s boyfriend, Carlos, is not altogether harmless. Fortunately, Anton is there when the situation gets critical…

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Credits

Director

Caroline Link

Composer

Niki Reiser

With

Elea Geissler, Max Felder, Juliane Köhler

Scenario

Caroline Link

Director of Photography

Torsten Breuer

Editor

Patricia Rommel

Producer

Christoph Holch, Uschi Reich, Susanne van Lessen

More information

Dialogue

German

Countries of production

Germany

Screenplay based on

"Pünktchen und Anton" (Erich Kästner)

Year

1999

Filmography

Caroline Link
Glück zum Anfassen (1988), Bunte Blumen (short, 1988), Sommertage (1990), Kalle der Träumer (Tv Movie, 1992), Spurlos (TV-series, 1993), Beyond Silence (1996), Annaluise & Anton (1999), Nowhere in Africa (2001), A Year Ago in Winter (2008), Exit Marrakeh (2013), All About Me (2018)

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