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Rettet Raffi! (2015)

Dr. Henry Wiese went to the Afghan front, his wife Helen, also MD, refused to follow and even threatened with divorce. Kid son Samuel 'Sammi' now clings completely to the hamster Raffi he ... See full summary »


Arend Agthe


Arend Agthe (screenplay), Bettina Kupfer (screenplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Nicolaus von der Recke Nicolaus von der Recke ... Samuel Wiese
Sophie Lindenberg Sophie Lindenberg ... Molly Wiese
Henriette Heinze Henriette Heinze ... Helene Wiese
Claes Bang ... Henry Wiese
Albert Kitzl Albert Kitzl ... Rocky
Bettina Kupfer ... Miranda
Philipp Schmitz-Eisen Philipp Schmitz-Eisen ... Jochen (as Philipp Schmitz-Elsen)
Martin Dudeck Martin Dudeck ... Andreas Muck
Rainer Strecker Rainer Strecker ... Mike Straate
Genia Karasek Genia Karasek ... Harriett
Dirk Martens ... Pförtner
Yung Ngo ... Lin Yon / ThangYon
Josef Ostendorf Josef Ostendorf ... Dr. Breuer
Michael Ihnow ... Polizist 1
Björn Bugri Björn Bugri ... Polizist 2 (as Björn Burgi)


Dr. Henry Wiese went to the Afghan front, his wife Helen, also MD, refused to follow and even threatened with divorce. Kid son Samuel 'Sammi' now clings completely to the hamster Raffi he received from dad. He even gets the vet to perform expensive surgery on the pet rodent, but on the way home it gets accidentally kidnapped by Rocky, a just paroled car thief. Caught in her own lies, Sammi's mean sister Molly and her nice boyfriend Jochen must help search for Raffi, who wanders into adventures and a TV studio 'show starring' door-choosing hamsters, arousing enmity. Written by KGF Vissers

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15 hamsters took part in the filming each of them taking over scenes according to their preferences, abilities and personality after having been trained for them by an animal trainer. Scenes to which none of the hamster was inclined to were made by CGI. See more »


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Mein Freund Raffi
Vocal by Natascha Grin
Rapp by Caser Nova
Text by Bettina Kupfer
Music by Matthias Raue
Remix by DJ Release
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My friend Raffi- a film with humor and drama on both sides
2 April 2016 | by susanweb-64213See all my reviews

My friend Raffi is a wonderful film for children and parents. The hamster shots are very special. Haven't seen such exciting real animal shots before. The camera work is clear and expressive. Always from the view point of the main character, who is a child and even of the hamster. That makes the story very authentic. Structure and pace of the film supports the needs of the child that struggles very hard between a woman dominated society and the loss of the father. The film is warm hearted and a must for families that like humor and drama on both sides. We are a bilingual family and saw the film with English subtitles. Hope that it will be dubbed in English.

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Release Date:

22 October 2015 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Mi amigo Raffi See more »


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