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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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Caroline Link


Niki Reiser


Elea Geissler, Max Felder, Juliane Köhler


Caroline Link

Director of Photography

Torsten Breuer


Patricia Rommel


Christoph Holch, Uschi Reich, Susanne van Lessen

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Screenplay based on

"Pünktchen und Anton" (Erich Kästner)




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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