Fortune Favors the Brave (Ente Gut! Mädchen allein zu Haus)

Norbert Lechner

Germany, 2016 / 96 min / German OV / Family

In the presence of the director Norbert Lechner.

A story of friendship, family ties and the magical power of fortune cookies ! 

Eleven-year-old Linh shows great grace under pressure. When her mother, who’s raising her kids on her own, has to return unexpectedly to Vietnam, Linh looks after her little sister Tien and the family restaurant. Of course, no one is supposed to find out, not the school, not the neighbours, and definitely not child protective services. But Linh’s biggest problem has red hair, a telescope and a sly grin: Pauline. The daredevil from across the street has the whole neighbourhood under surveillance and can’t imagine anything cooler than a life without parents. When Pauline blackmails the Vietnamese sisters into starting a gang with her, the three girls set off on a daring adventure

Selection - Kids Jury

Wed 08/03 09:15 Ciné Utopia GER OV Scolaire
  • Audience Award – Festival International du Film pour Enfants de Montréal, 2016 (Canada)
  • Children Media Prize White Elephant (Best Young Actress Lynn Dortschack) – Filmfest München, 2016 (Germany)
Cast & Credits
Lynn Dortschack, Linda Phuong Anh Dang, Chieu Xuan Nguyen Thi, Lisa Bahati Wihstutz, Lena Stolze, Andreas Schmidt
Katrin Milhahn, Antonia Rothe-Liermann
Namche Okon
Marc Meusinger
Nadine Schmidt
Martin Unterberger
Mitteldeutscher Rundfunk, Bayerischer Rundfunk, KiKA
Kevin Lee Filmgesellschaft Bayerisches Filmzentrum

Born in Munich, Germany in 1961, Norbert Lechner studied German, philosophy and art history at the University of Munich. In 1990 he founded the Kevin Lee Film production company. His 2012 film “Tom und Hacke” won a number of awards including the Kinderfilmfest Audience Award at Munich Film Festival and the German film critics’ prize awarded by the AG Kino/Guild of German Art House Cinemas. Since 2010 Lechner is a board member of the Förderverein deutscher Kinderfilm e.V.

  • 2016 - Ente Gut! Mädchen allein zu Haus
  • 2012 - Tom und Hacke
  • 2007 - Toni Goldwascher
  • 1996 - Die scharfen Verführer (documentary)
  • 1991 - Wounded Faces