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GIFFONI EXPERIENCE 2016 - 15.24 July

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Category: Edition 2016

Leo, his brother Elias, Finn, Oskar, Joshua and Matze are obsessed with football. Though they’ve heard the legend of the Wild Soccer Bunch, they don't believe it… until they find a mysterious map that leads them to a strange place that may prove it to be true. They find themselves among the legendary "Wild boys" and have been chosen as the successors of the originals, who are now adults. The boys then begin training hard and hire a coach, Willie. They must also deal with the fact that they are joined by a seventh "player", Müller, who turns out to be a girl. Do they have enough wildness in them to succeed?

Original Title Die Wilden Kerle - Die Legende Lebt!
Category Official Competition
Section Elements +6
Tipology Feature Film
Duration 99'
Production Year 2016
Nationality Germany
Directed by Joachim Masannek
Screenplay Joachim Masannek
Based on the book "Die Wilden Fußballkerle"
by Joachim Masannek
Director of photography Benjamin Dernbecher
Editor Tobias Haas
Production Design Thomas Höltzel
Costume Design Andrea Spanier
Music Bananafishbones, Andrej Melita, Peter Horn Jr.
Main cast Michael Sommerer (Leo)
Aaron Kissiov (Elias)
Ron Antony Renzenbrink (Oskar)
Vico Mücke (Joshua)
Bennet Meyer (Finn)
Mikke Emil Rasch (Matze)
Stella Pepper (Müller)
Produced by Ewa Karlstrom, Andreas Ulmke-Smeaton

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Joachim Masannek was born in 1960 in Hamm and studied German Studies, Philosophy, and Film in Munich. Since 1985, he has worked as a production designer, lighting technician, cameraman and author. After working on various animation projects, he wrote the children's book Die Wilden Fussballkerle based on the soccer team he founded in Munich. His films include: BOMBER (short, 1992), IN LIEBE, CATHERINE (short, 1992), DER BAER (commercial, 1992), THE WILD SOCCER BUNCH (DIE WILDEN KERLE, 2004) - that won the Golden Griphon at the GFF 2004 as best film in the KIDZ section - and its sequel THE WILD SOCCER BUNCH II (DIE WILDEN KERLE II) Golden Griphon at the GFF 2005, Kidz section. Between 2011 and 2015 he wrote and directed the family adventure films V8.

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