RAFFI

RAFFI

Original Title: Rettet Raffi

Synopsis

Sammy’s hamster Raffi is cleverer than any other of his kind. He’s great at scoring goals in football and, what makes him even more precious, he was given to Sammy by his father, who left his family to take a “time off”. But one day, Raffi gets seriously ill and before he can recover, he’s kidnapped by Rocky, a ruthless criminal. Sammy is determined to bring Raffi back home. Since his mother is busy working and his sister Molly prefers to spend time with her boyfriend, he ventures out to start his search for Raffi alone.

Technical Information

2015; Germany; Family, Adventure; 97 minutes; DCP, ProRes; 1.77:1 (16:9); 5.1 mix; Original Language: German; Subtitles: English

DIRECTOR

Arend Agthe

WRITER

Arend Agthe, Bettina Kupfer

D.O.P.

Thomas Benesch

EDITOR

Andrea Wenzler

MUSIC

Matthias Rauer

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER

Jörn Kasbom

PRODUCTION COMPANY

Mimi & Crow Film

PRODUCER

Arend Agthe, Bettina Kupfer

Samuel Wiese

Nicolaus von der Recke

Molly Wiese

Sophie Lindenberg

Helene Wiese

Henriette Heinze

Henry Wiese

Claes Bang

Rocky

Albert Kitzl

AREND AGTHE

Arend Agthe was born on February 19, 1949 in Rastede, Germany. He has written various novels and satirical texts and is the director of the German kids movie classic “Flussfahrt mit Huhn” (1984). “Raffi” is the movie adaptation of the homonymous novel that Agthe wrote together with his wife Bettina Kupfer, who’s also co-producing and acting in the film.

2017

BRIDGE OF ARTS – INTERNATIONAL MOTIVATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL IMFF

Aug 23 – 27

WITHIN THE FAMILY FILM FESTIVAL

Jul 08 – 14

A-FESTFILM ARGJIRO (ROZAFA)

May 23 – 31 (in competition)

 

Vittorio Veneto –

VITTORIO VENETO FILM FESTIVAL

Audience Award

May 06

VITTORIO VENETO FILM FESTIVAL

May 02 – 06 (in competition)

2016

INTO FILM FESTIVAL LONDON

Nov 09 – 25

FESTIVAL AUGENBLICK

Nov 08 – 25

KOLIBRI FF

Nov 03 – 07

ZEITGEIST GERMAN FILM FESTIVAL

Oct 07 – 09

 

Almaty –

EURASIA INT. FF

Best Film

Sep 30

 

Portland –

PORTLAND GERMAN FILM FESTIVAL

Lorbeerkranz

Sep 27

EURASIA INT. FF

Sep 24 – 30

PORTLAND GERMAN FILM FESTIVAL

Sep 13 – 27

SARAJEVO FILM FESTIVAL

Aug 12 – 20

BIKY BUSAN INT. KIDS & YOUTH FF

Jul 30 – Aug 04

TEL AVIV INT. CHILDREN’S FILM FESTIVAL

Jul 07 – 16

RABAZZ KINDER-UND JUGENDFILMFESTIVAL LEIPZIG

Jun 13 – 24

CHILDREN’S INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL DUBAI

Apr 28 – May 07 (in competition)

 

Bucharest –

DREAM FEST CINEMA

GRAND PRIX – Children’s Jury Award

Apr 22

DREAM FEST CINEMA

Apr 18 – 22 (in competition)

CYPRUS FILM DAYS – CHILDREN AND YOUTH

Apr 15 – 24

MINNEAPOLIS ST. PAUL INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

Apr 07 – 23

 

Luxembourg –

LUXEMBOURG CITY FILM FESTIVAL

Audience Award – Children’s Section

Mar 06

LUXEMBOURG CITY FILM FESTIVAL

Feb 25 – Mar 06

CINI – FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CINE PARA NIÑOS

Feb 22 – 27

PLAYFEST – FESTIVAL INT. DE CINEMA INFANTIL & JUVENIL

Feb 13 – 21

PORTLAND INTERNATIONAL FF

Feb 11 – 27

INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN’S FILM FESTIVAL BANGLADESH

Jan 24 – 30

CHILDREN’S FILM FESTIVAL SEATTLE

Jan 21 – 31

MAX OPHÜLS PREIS

Jan 18 – 24

2015

INT. YOUNG AUDIENCE FILM FESTIVAL ALE KINO!

Nov 29 – Dec 06

OLYMPIA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL FOR CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE

Nov 28 – Dec 05 (in competition)

LAHORE INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN’S FILM FESTIVAL

Nov 16 – 21

INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN´S FILM FESTIVAL BREMEN

Nov 15 – 22 (in competition)

 

Bremen –

INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN´S FILM FESTIVAL BREMEN

BEST FILM – Children’s Jury Award

Nov 15

GOLDEN ELEPHANT INT. CHILDREN’S FF INDIA

Nov 14 – 20

KÖLNER KINDERFILMFEST CINEPAENZ

Nov 14 – 22

TALLINN BLACK NIGHTS FILM FESTIVAL

Nov 13 – 29

GERMAN FILM FESTIVAL SINGAPORE

Nov 06 – 16

JUNIORFEST

Nov 06 – 11

SEOUL GURO INT. CHILDREN’S FF

Oct 30 – Nov 05

KINDERFILMTAGE IM RUHRGEBIET

Oct 25 – Nov 01

KASSELER KINDER- & JUGENDFILMFEST

Oct 22 – Nov 01

SCREENIES – INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN’S FILM FESTIVAL

Oct 22 – 25

KINDERFILMFEST GÖTTINGEN

Oct 18 – 25

ARMENIAN INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL FOR CHILDREN AND YOUTH

Oct 17 – 21

KINDERFEST AUGSBURG

Oct 15 – 31

BIELEFELDER KINDERFILMFEST

Oct 12 – 19

INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN’S FILM FESTIVAL MÜNSTER

Oct 11 – 18

DRESDNER KINDERFILMFEST KINOLINO

Oct 10 – 25

INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN´S FILM FESTIVAL BRUSSELS

Oct 10 – 14

SCHLINGEL – INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL FOR CHILDREN & YOUNG AUDIENCE

Oct 05 – 11

CHILDREN’S & YOUTH FILM FESTIVAL “MICHEL”

Oct 02 – 10

TUMBLEWEEDS FILM FESTIVAL FOR CHILDREN AND YOUTH

Sep 25 – 27 (in competition)

CHILDREN`S FILM FESTIVAL MEXICO

Aug 03 – 08

5-SEEN FILM FESTIVAL DEUTSCHLAND

Jul 29 – Aug 09

 

Nürnberg –

LITTLE BIG FILMS – CHILDREN FILM DAYS NÜRNBERG

Audience Award

Jul 22

FILM FESTIVAL FREIBURG

Jul 16 – 26

INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN’S FILM CARNIVAL HONG KONG

Jul 10 – Aug 16

JERUSALEM FILM FESTIVAL

Jul 09 – 19

 

Munich –

CHILDREN’S FILM FESTIVAL MUNICH

Audience Award

Jul 04

FESTIVAL OF GERMAN FILMS LUDWIGSHAFEN

Jun 17 – Jul 05

INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL FOR CHILDREN AND YOUTH ZLÍN

May 29 – Jun 04

KRISTIANSAND INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN’S FILM FESTIVAL

Apr 21 – 26

MONTREAL INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN’S FILM FESTIVAL

Feb 28 – Mar 08

tz (Munich)

“No matter how old and hardened you might be – you’ll watch the adventure of this button-eyed dynamo with excitement!”

2015-10-22

tz (Munich)

Sueddeutsche Zeitung (Munich)

“In his new film (…), Agthe manages to balance between an emotional family situation and the adventure of Raffi, which only starts after his operation.”

2015-10-21

Sueddeutsche Zeitung (Munich)

Hamburger Morgenpost (Hamburg)

“A charming kids film of the old school. But also for all the adults whose love for hamsters has stood the test of time, ‘Raffi’ is a must see.”

2015-10-22

Hamburger Morgenpost (Hamburg)

Abendzeitung (Munich)

“‘Raffi’ trumps with funny action scenes and a realistic stubborn fight between brother and sister, packed in a heartwarming family movie.”

2015-10-22

Abendzeitung (Munich)

Spielfilm.de

“This kids film about the search of a young boy for his hamster is a very intriguing city adventue (…). The story is remarkable for its authenticity, its original characters and its great cast.”

2015-10-01

Spielfilm.de

BETTINA KUPFER

Bettina Kupfer was born on July 19, 1963 in Stuttgart, Germany. She is an actress and writer, known for Schindlers Liste (1993), Beim nächsten Kuß knall ich ihn nieder (1996) and Das Wunschkind (1995).