SAT. OCT 19, 2013 – 3:00 PM
Directed by Christian Ditter
Ten-year-old Hannes, growing up with his young, single mother (Nora Tschirner) wants to join the coolest gang in the area, the Vorstadtkrokodile (“Suburban ’Gators”). But the ‘entry test’ goes wrong and his life is saved by Kai, who is desperate to join too. But Kai is wheelchair bound and unable to even run away when things get hot.
But when Kai witnesses a break-in, he suddenly becomes of great interest to the gang, being the only witness. He, in turn, will talk only if he can join. With his help and typically youthful imagination and courage, the group sets off to solve the case and take on the apparently unbeatable criminal gang.
Die Vorstadtkrokodile appeared in 1977 as a novel, sold more than 800,000 copies, was issued as an audio book, is even used across the country in classrooms and has countless fans across all age groups, it has impressed and fascinated a whole generation. Now, for the first time, this exciting book for young people is being adapted with a great deal of humor, action and adventure for today’s cinema screens.