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by Oliver Dieckmann


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