30.09. - 09.10.2021

My Brother is a Dog Germany, Netherlands, United Kingdom 2004 | 96 min | OV | | FF 2004

rated for 0 + years
When the family comedy ‘Rennschwein Rudi Ruessel” (translates as ‘Rudy the Racing Pig’) hit the big screen in 1995, thousands of children turned vegetarian over night. Director Peter Timm seems to have a penchant for cute four-legged friends, with or without a curly tail. In ‘My Brother is a Dog’ the cuddly dog Tobi is in the centre of a turbulent adventure comedy. But actually Tobi is the little brother of 10-year-old Marietta, who has turned ‘the-pain-in- the-neck’ of a brother into a pet schnauzer with the help of a magic African stone. Fortunately her parents are on vacation and her granny Gerda does not have the foggiest idea of that magic trick. But then the putative dog turns into a film star due to granny’s efforts and things come thick and fast. A literally animal comedy of errors. Film fun on four legs with a good taste of magic!
Original title: Mein Bruder ist ein Hund
Film type: Fiction Feature
Original language: German
Language and subtitles: OV
Director: Peter Timm
Screenplay: Thomas Springer
Cast: Maria Ehrich, Christine Neubauer, Martin Lindow, Irm Hermann
Producer: Thomas Springer, Helmut Weber
Director of Photography: Achim Poulheim
Music: Bob & Barnh Ltd.
Production Design: Monika Bauert
Editor: Barbara Hennings
Sound: 0
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Format: 35 mm
German Distributor: Solo Film Verleih GmbH
World Sales: Bavaria Film International, Bavariafilmplatz 8, 82031 Geiselgasteig, Tel: +49 89 64 99 2868, Fax: +49 89 64 99 3720, e-mail:
Production: Tradewind Pictures, Theodor-Heuss-Ring 26, 50668 Köln, Tel.: +49 221 912 561 0, Fax:+49 221 91 25 612, e-mail:


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