Johanna doesn't think much about her Cousin Robert -- he seems to be rather a rascal. But when their parents go on a vacation, both children have to stay with their grandfather somewhere in Germany. Johanna finds out that Robert has different plans: He wants to discover a passage to the North Sea. And soon Johanna finds herself on a boat with three boys and a chicken called Gonzo, meeting all kinds of adventures on the river.
16 November 1984 (West Germany)
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Aspect Ratio: 1.66 : 1
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David Hoppe (Robert) and Julia Martinek (Johanna) had trouble in school, especially in maths and English. Therefore a trailer was set up near the filming locations, decorated with a sign "Schule" (school), where both of them had to spend several hours a week. See more
Was edited into a TV-Series with 5 episodes in half-hour format in 1986, using scenes originally deleted to achieve the necessary episode length but also omitting a considerable number of scenes at the beginning (including Johanna's initial narration and introduction of her diary) to allow for the children to embark in the first episode. This resulted in the first DVD release (which used old broadcast tapes as master) accidentally missing the omitted scenes as well. See more