30.09. - 09.10.2021

Planet Carlos Germany 2008 | 88 min | OV | Colour | FF 2008

rated for 0 + years

13-year-old Carlos lives with his mother and sister in a settlement near Léon, Nicaragua. He earns his living with a traditional dance group. Because he prefers reciting poetry to dancing, he is thrown out of the troupe and his mother forces him to work on the market. Carlos tries to form a Gigantona group of his own, which is no easy task. The story was developed in cooperation with the actors, portraying a world in which children leave school at a very early age to start working.

Original title: Planet Carlos
Film type: Fiction Feature
Original language: Spanish
Language and subtitles: OV
Director: Andreas Kannengießer
Screenplay: Catrin Lüth
Cast: Mario José Chavez Chavez, Cristel Sofia Sanchez Hernandez, Katherine Mercedes Molina Zelaya, Mercedes Antonia Corea Gutiérez
Producer: Kirsten Kunhardt, Susanne Wischnewski
Director of Photography: Stephan Fallucchi
Music: Martin Spange
Production Design: Tanja Baumgartner
Editor: Martin Reimers
Sound: 0
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Format: DigiBeta (PAL)
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Production: KW Filmproduktion, Bundesallee 86, 12161 Berlin, Germany, Tel: +49 30 50 59 50 25, Fax: +49 30 50 59 50 22, email: mail(at),;

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