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by Norbert Lechner


Eleven-year-old Linh shows great grace under pressure. When her mother, who’s raising her kids on her own, has to return unexpectedly to Vietnam, Linh looks after her little sister Tien and the family restaurant on her own. Of course, no one is supposed to find out, not the school, not the neighbours, and definitely not child protective services. But Linh’s biggest problem has red hair, a telescope and a sly grin: Pauline. The daredevil from across the street has the whole neighbourhood undersurveillance and can’t imagine anything cooler than a life without parents. When Pauline blackmails the Vietnamese sisters into starting a gang with her, the three girls set off on a daring adventure.

international title: Fortune Favors the Brave
original title: Ente gut! Mädchen allein zu Haus
country: Germany
year: 2016
genre: fiction
directed by: Norbert Lechner
film run: 96'
release date: DE 26/05/2016
screenplay: Antonia Rothe, Katrin Milhahn
cast: Ulrike Bliefert, Ulrich Brandhoff, Linda Anh Dang, Lynn Dortschack, Petra Kleinert, Steffi Kühnert, Andreas Schmidt, Lena Stolze
cinematography by: Namche Okon
film editing: Manuela Kempf
costumes designer: Birgitta Lohrer-Horres
music: Martin Unterberger
producer: Norbert Lechner
production: BR Bayerischer Rundfunk, MDR Mitteldeutscher Rundfunk, Kevin Lee Film, KIKA (DE)
distributor: Weltkino Filmverleih Gmbh


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