Plakat Plakat

A Horse on the Balcony

Kinder- und Medienfestival Goldener Spatz: Best actor for Enzo Gaier and best screenplay for Milan Dor
Fünf Seen Festival: prize for the Best Children’s Film
Kinderfilmfestival LUCAS: Audience Award
Chicago Children’s Film Festival: Adult's Jury Award and Children's Jury Award for best feature film
Kinderfilmfest Göttingen: Best picture
Kinderfilmfest Bielefeld: Best picture
Kinderfilmfestival Golden Elephant Hyderabad: Golden Elephant trophy for Best Live Action Feature and Golden plaque for Second Best Live Action Feature
Screenplay Award “Kindertiger” for Milan Dor, awarded by VISION KINO and KIKA (2014)
Judit Varga was the nominee of the Austrian Academy of Films in the category of “Best Soundtrack”

10-year-old Mika is different: he loves mathematics, he only ever tells the truth, and he notices things other people miss. Although he isn't so good with people, he really would like some friends. One night he hears a neighing - and discovers that there‘s a horse on the balcony of the next apartment. The horse belongs to Sascha, who‘s in big trouble. Mika spends all his spare time with the stallion, and the first time he sits on the animal‘s back he is completely transformed. His friend Dana, who likes to claim she is an Indian princess, decides to help Mika find a new home for the racehorse. But this means rescuing the horse not only from the slaughterhouse but also from two gangsters who are owed money by Sascha.

Key cast: Enzo Gaier (Mika), Nataša Paunović (Dana), Andreas Kiendl, Nora Tschirner, Bibiana Zeller, Murathan Muslu, Alexander Fennon, Beatrix Brunschko, Rabie Perić, Andreas Bettinger, Adem Karaduman, Abdulkadir Tuncer, Margarethe Tiesel, als Gäste: Branko Samarovski, Ernst Stankovski

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Year of production: 2011
Director: Hüseyin Tabak
Screenplay: Milan Dor
based on the book of the same title by Milo Dor
Cinematography: Peter von Haller
Art direction: Julia Oberndorfinger, Attila Plangger
Editing: Fabian Rüdisser
Costume design: Monika Buttinger, Theresa Ebner-Lazek
Make-up artist: Susanne Weichesmiller
Assistant director: Katrin Biró
Music: Judit Varga
Original Sound: Heinz K. Ebner
Sounddesign: Philipp Mosser
Casting: Eva Roth
Project coordinator: Alex Schlacher
Production management: Stephanie Wagner
Production accountant: Doris Cermak
Animal trainer: Herbert Pecher
Unit manager: Niki Brechelmacher
Children's coach: Susi Stach
SFX: Paul Schön
Set photographer: Petro Domenigg, Delia Wöhlert, Klaus Eberlberger
Austrian Distributor: Filmladen
German Distributor: Neue Visionen
World Sales: Sola Media
Supported by: Austrian Film Institute, Vienna Filmfund, ORF, FISA, Lower Austria

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