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MATTI AND SAMI AND THE THREE BIGGEST MISTAKES IN THE UNIVERSE (MATTI UND SAMI UND DIE DREI GRÖSSTEN FEHLER DES UNIVERSUMS)

Stefan Westerwelle

Germany, Finland, 2018 / 94 min / German original version (DE OV) / family, adventure, comedy

The universe plays tricks on Matti and his family during an eventful trip to Finland.

10 year-old Matti dreams of going on a family holiday to Finland – his father’s homeland. With the universe seemingly against him, Matti decides to take matters into his own hands. A few lies later, Matti has convinced his cash-strapped parents that they have won the lottery. But soon enough, the truth comes out, and without the made-up lottery money, the family find themselves in the middle of nowhere in Finland with no car, no money and nowhere to sleep.  Matti prays for a miracle, but will the universe help him out this time?

 

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Cast & Credits
Cast 
Mikke Rasch, Nick Holaschke, Sabine Timoteo, Tommi Korpela, Roy Peter Link, Eero Milonoff, Tristan Göbel, Bendix Hansen, Doris Kunstmann
Screenplay 
Ingo Schünemann, Stefan Westerwelle, based on the novel of the same title by Salah Naoura
Cinematographer 
Julia Daschner
Sound 
Uve Haußig, Pietu Korhonen
Set 
Vicky von Minckwitz
Music 
Timo Hietala
Production 
Lieblingsfilm, Aamu Film Company
Distribution 
Universum Filmverleih
Biography

Stefan Westerwelle is a German director and screenwriter born in 1980 in Detmold. From 2001 to 2006, he studied film and television at the Academy of Media Arts in Cologne. During his studies, he directed several shorts, as well as the animated film Simplicity and Complexity is One (2002). His first feature film While You Are Here (2006) was selected by the Locarno Film Festival where it received a special mention by the jury. In 2012, he directed the documentary Detlef: 60 Years Gay about German gay rights activist Detlef Stoffel. The film was shown in the Panorama section at that year’s Berlinale. Matti and Sami and the Three Biggest Mistakes of the Universe (2018) is his first children’s film.

Filmography
  • 2018 – Matti & Sami und die drei größten Fehler des Universums
  • 2013 – Lose Your Head
  • 2012 – Detlef – 60 Jahre schwul (documentary)
  • 2006 – Nach oben offen (documentary)
  • 2006 – Solange Du hier bist
  • 2004 – Denk dir uns zwei (short)
  • 2004 – Fern von dem (short)
  • 2004 – Neues von gestern (short)
  • 2004 – An die: mich liebten (short)
  • 2003 – Weil nun die Nacht kommt (short)
  • 2002 – 27/08. Ein Sonntag (short)
  • 2002 – Simplicity and Complexity is One (short)
  • 2001 – Psychonormal (short)
  • 2000 – Kommunikation (short)