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by Mark Schlichter


What would Alfons Zitterbacke give to be a great athlete, a super student and an astronaut, just like Alexander Gerst. But that isn’t what his world looks like. The 11-year-old stumbles from one mishap to the next. Everyone seems to gang up on him. Unfair teachers, vicious classmates and a very strict father generally make life miserable for him – when out of the clear blue an aircraft competition offers the opportunity to participate in an astronaut camp and Alfons sees his chance: At last he can show the world what a brilliant inventor he is – particularly Emilia, the new girl in class. The only trouble is that Alfons’ rival, Nico, also decides to take part in the competition and challenges him to a dual: Are you chicken or what? In his dilemma, Alfons drags his best friend Benni, into the affair, and now there’s no way out: They have to win the competition. But how? 

international title: Alfons Zitterbacke - Countdown to Chaos
original title: Alfons Zitterbacke: Das Chaos ist zurück
country: Germany
sales agent: Beta Cinema
year: 2019
genre: fiction
directed by: Mark Schlichter
film run: 93'
release date: DE 11/04/2019
screenplay: Mark Schlichter, Anja Flade, John Chambers
cast: Tilman Döbler, Alexandra Maria Lara, Devid Striesow, Leopold Schill, Lisa Moell, Ron Antony Renzenbrink, Katharina Thalbach, Wolfgang Stumph, Bürger Lars Dietrich, Olaf Schubert
cinematography by: Christof Wahl
film editing: Claus Wehlisch
art director: Anette Reuther
costumes designer: Maika Schörbel, Sonja Hesse
music: Egon Riedel
producer: Nicole Kellerhals, Uwe Schott, Stefan Arndt
co-producer: Mark Schlichter
production: X Filme Creative Pool
distributor: X Verleih
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