It's Christmas in Lilly's hometown and the preparations for the festive days are in full swing. Everyone in the small town is looking forward to enjoying the peaceful celebrations in the company of their families. Or they would be if Lilly, in her high spirits, had not summoned Rupert, Saint Nicolaus' fabled companion, right out of the Middle Ages. Seeking his friend Saint Nicolaus in our times, Rupert not only feels very uncomfortable in the modern environment, he is enraged by what he considers to be all the unnecessary Christmas bells and whistles. So he decides to teach Lilly and her friends a lesson in good manners and show them the real traditions of the festive season...
Key cast: Hedda Erlebach, Jürgen Vogel, Anja Kling, Maresa Hörbiger, Aleyna Hila Obid, Claudio Magno, Maurizio Magno, Christopher Schärf, Gerti Drassl and the voice of Michael MittermeierWebsite
Trixter, Potemkino, Universum Film, WDR, MMC Movies, Be-Films
|Year of production:||2017|
|Screenplay:||Gerrit Hermans (nach der Buchserie “Hexe Lilli” von KNISTER)|
|Editing:||Britta Nahler, Stefan Essl|
|Production design:||Christoph Kanter|
|Costume design:||Sofie Callaerts|
|Casting:||Emrah Ertem, Tita Enderer|
|Production management:||Markus Golisano, Stephanie Wagner, Sebastian Schelenz|
|Producers:||Corinna Mehner, Michael Coldewey|
|Austrian Co-producers:||Danny Krausz, Kurt Stocker, Katja Dor-Helmer|
|Distribution:||Universum Film GmbH|
|World Sales:||Global Screen|
|Supported by:||Austrian Film Institute, Vienna Filmfund, FISA - Film Industry Support Austria, Belgian Tax Shelter by BNP Paribas Fortis Film Finance, Filmförderungsanstalt, Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, Medienboard Berlin Brandenburg, Deutscher Filmförderfonds, FilmFernsehFonds Bayern, IDM Südtirol Alto Adige, Screen Flanders|
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