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WHEN SANTA FELL TO EARTH

by Oliver Dieckmann

synopsis

The last real Father Christmas, Niklas, falls out of the sky into the street where Charlotte and Ben live. In the course of a thousand adventures peopled with fairytale characters, the two children help him to find his reindeer again and rescue Christmas from its exploitation by consumerist society.

international title: When Santa Fell to Earth
original title: Als der Weihnachtsmann vom Himmel fiel
country: Germany
sales agent: Sola Media GmbH
year: 2011
genre: fiction
directed by: Oliver Dieckmann
film run: 107'
release date: AT 24/11/2011, DE 24/11/2011
screenplay: Benjamin Biehn, Robin Getrost
cast: Alexander Scheer, Noah Kraus, Mercedes Jadea Diaz
cinematography by: Alexander Fischerkoesen
film editing: Christian Nauheimer
art director: Maximilian Lange
costumes designer: Andrea Spanier
music: Niki Reiser
producer: Uschi Reich, Veit Heiduschka, Karl Blatz, Gabriele Heuser, Irene Wellershoff
production: Bavaria Film, Wega Film, Dr. Wilfried Ackermann Filmproduktion GmbH & Co. KG, Kiddinx Filmproduktion, Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen (ZDF)
backing: FilmFernsehFonds Bayern, Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, German Federal Film Fund, German Federal Film Board, FISA, Land Salzburg
distributor: Constantin Film Verleih, Constantin Film