Director Wolfgang Groos is currently filming the turbulent family adventure HEXE LILLI RETTET WEIHNACHTEN at MMC Studios in Cologne.
On Monday, November 28, the film, directed by MMC Movies is co-produced, was presented to the press at MMC Studio 41.
For the third part of the successful film series, in which Witch Lilli has to save Christmas and bring the rampaging Knecht Ruprecht under control, the MMC Art Department The complete house of Lilli the Witch, including the winter garden, was built in MMC Studio 41.
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Lilli is annoyed: Her little brother Leon is always the center of attention! His allergy prevents her from getting a rabbit as a pet, and when he also smashes her new telescope, which Santa Claus (actually Lilli's grandma with a glued-on ruffled beard) has just brought, Lilli has had enough! Despite the warnings of magic dragon Hektor, she uses a spell from her witch book and conjures Knecht Ruprecht into her world, so that he teaches Leon a lesson...
The summoning spell works, but when Ruprecht then goes off on his own in today's world, it gets Lilli into a lot of trouble. He makes one of Lilli's teachers disappear and slowly turns back into the creature from the underworld he used to be before he met Santa Claus. And old Ruprecht knew nothing better than to punish naughty children. Now only Santa Claus (the real one, not Lilli's grandma) can help - the only one who can defeat Ruprecht. But how is Lilli supposed to find him?
When she conjures herself into the past with her classmate Layla, she makes a grave mistake that only makes things worse. Now she needs all her courage and wits to make up for what she has done before...
The cinematic adventures of HEXE LILLI are based on the successful and worldwide million-selling children's book series by KNISTER.
The main adult roles in HEXE LILLI SAVES CHRISTMAS are played by Jürgen Vogel (DIE WELLE, "Blochin") as Ruprecht, Anja Kling (WHERE IS FRED?, OUR TIME IS NOW) as Lilli's mother, Maresa Hörbiger ("Romy", "Dr. Klein") as Lilli's grandma and Gerti Drassl ("Vorstadtweiber") as the teacher Mrs. Schnabel - and of course, in the new HEXE LILLI film Michael Mittermeier (HEXE LILLI: DIE REISE NACH MANDOLAN) as the voice of the magic dragon Hektor!
The children's roles are filled with new young talent such as. Hedda Erlebach as Lilli in her first leading role in a movie, Claudio Magno than her brother Leon, Aleyna Hila Obid as her friend Layla and Maurizio Magno as Count Tetrich was outstandingly cast.
Direction leads Wolfgang Groos (THE VAMPIRE SISTERS, RICO, OSKAR AND THE HEARTBREAK), the Camera takes over Marcus Kanter (THE MAMBA, WEDDING POLKA).
The Filming for the third part of the successful Hexe Lilli series will take place from November 22, 2016 to mid-February 2017 in North Rhine-Westphalia, Belgium, Austria and South Tyrol.
HEXE LILLI RETTET WEIHNACHTEN is a Production by blue eyes Fiction (Corinna Mehner) and Trixter (Michael Coldewey) in co-production with Dor Film, Potemkino, Be-Films, Universum Film, WDR and MMC Movies Cologne.
Promoted HEXE LILLI RETTET WEIHNACHTEN is supported by Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, Belgian Tax Shelter by BNP Paribas Fortis Film Finance, Österreichisches Filminstitut, IDM Südtirol - Alto Adige, Deutscher Filmförderfonds, Filmförderungsanstalt, Screen Flanders, Filmfonds Wien, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, ORF Film/Fernseh-Abkommen and FISA - Filmstandort Austria, Creative Europe Programme - MEDIA of the European Union.
The Cinema release is for the November 9, 2017 distributed by Universum Film is planned.
The team of HEXE LILLI in the festively decorated living room of the film set in MMC Studio 41.
Back, from left to right: Producer Danny Krausz (Dor Film), Christina Bentlage (Film- und Medienstiftung NRW), Jürgen Vogel, Producer Corinna Mehner, Benjamina Mirnik (Universum Film), Maresa Hörbiger, Matthias Körnich (WDR); front: Novelist Knister, Director Wolfgang Groos, Lilli actress Hedda Erlebach, Anja Kling, Bastie Griese (MMC Movies) © MMC Studios / Guido Ohlenbostel