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Fritzi: A Revolutionary Tale (2019)

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East Germany, 1989. Twelve-year-old Fritzi lovingly takes care of her best friend Sophie's little dog Sputnik, while Sophie's family is on summer vacation in Hungary. When Sophie doesn't ... See full summary »


Beate Völcker (screenplay), Hannah Schott (novel) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ali Lyons Ali Lyons ... Fritzi (voice)
Oisin Conroy Oisin Conroy ... Bela (voice)
Lucy Carolan Lucy Carolan ... Sophie (voice)
James O'Donohue James O'Donohue ... Benni (voice)
Nicola Lindsay ... Liesegang (voice)
Hugh O'Conor ... Klaus (voice)
Aoibhin Murphy Aoibhin Murphy ... Julia (voice)
Paul Tylak ... Stasi Officer (voice)
Amy Potter Amy Potter ... Kati (voice)
Clare Louise O'Mara Clare Louise O'Mara ... Travel Agent (voice)
Sarah Poynton Sarah Poynton ... Birgit (voice)
Grainne Brwone Grainne Brwone ... Moni (voice)
Aliza Wardell Aliza Wardell ... Hanno (voice)
Allan Keating Allan Keating ... Additional voices (voice)
Muireann Ryan ... Additional voices (voice)


East Germany, 1989. Twelve-year-old Fritzi lovingly takes care of her best friend Sophie's little dog Sputnik, while Sophie's family is on summer vacation in Hungary. When Sophie doesn't come back from vacation, Fritzi and Sputnik set out in search of her. Historically accurate, authentic and with lots of rich period detail and atmosphere, this moving animated film for the whole family retells the story of the peaceful revolution of 1989 from a child's perspective. An entertaining and exciting tale of the Fall of the Wall, and of the people who were brave enough to change the world, which will make a lasting impression, not only on young viewers. Written by Alex Hartsell

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On of the posters on Fritzi's wall is a poster of Inka Bause who was a singer in the GDR and performed simply as "Inka" in the 1980s. See more »


At the hostel Fritzi pours water into a bowl for the dog, then guides him to the room behind the curtain. When she returns to her bag, the bowl is missing. See more »

Crazy Credits

The closing credits are accompanied by real black-and-white photos of the actual protests in Leipzig 1989 and animated characters from the movie. See more »


References Tagesschau (1952) See more »

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Well told story for young children
13 October 2019 | by niehoffnilsSee all my reviews

I have seen this movie with my 8 year old daughters. It tells a story about friendships which knows no obstacles. Fritzi is a twelve year old girl, living in eastern germany in autumn 1989. Her best friend leaves to hungary for a vacation, not knowing that her mother tries to escape to western germany. On her way to get her best friends dog, which she takes care of during her hungary "vacation", back to her best friend, she meets friends, meets the state security service and finally takes part in the peaceful demonstrations in Leipzig.

The story is well suited for young children of 6 or older, which maybe had already contact with this part of history (for e.g. we live about 5km from the old border between the two germanys). Even if you do not know this part of history, it is a good movie which shows the fear and the inexperience of adults and children in east germany, just weeks before the wall fell. Be sure, your kids will ask you about more informations about this historical topic after watching the movie.

A clear 10/10 for me.

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English | German

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9 October 2019 (Germany) See more »

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Fritzi - Eine Wendewundergeschichte See more »


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