Location: The Maltings Theatre and Cinema
Germany - Dubbed in English
/ 2011 / 96 min / Cert. Suggested PG
A good old-fashioned Viking adventure - by longboat! Packed full of hilarious comic performances, Wickie and the Treasure of the Gods will have the whole family in stitches and on the edge of their seats all at once.
When will little Wickie (Jonas Ha¨mmerle) finally become a real Viking? This question is giving his father Halvar sleepless nights. Until, that is, the mighty Viking Halvar suddenly disappears, and his clever but timid son Wickie must lead the Vikings on a dangerous journey to rescue his father from the terrible Sven.
Wickie finally gets his chance to lead the Mighty Vikings: Tjure, Snorre, Urobe, Gorm, Ulme, and Faxe, as they set sail for the Cape of Fear. After a whirlwind of adventures they reach Sven’s castle where Halvar is captured. However, the greatest task still awaits the Viking troupe. They set off over raging oceans, tropical beaches and dangerous icy wastelands in pursuit of the legendary treasure of the Gods, pitting themselves against an equally determined Sven the Terrible – but Wickie wouldn’t be Wickie if he hadn’t got a few tricks up his sleeve to prevent Sven getting there first!
Wickie and the Treasure of the Gods is a film the whole family can enjoy, with plenty of belly laughs for all. The freckle-faced, flame-haired Wickie proves that it is not always about brute strength and that heroes come in all shapes and sizes - a classic tale of brains over brawn!
Sponsored by Simpsons Malt
“Wickie and the Treasure of the Gods is a rollicking good adventure for young audiences and carries positive messages about loyalty, friendship and the fact that you don’t have to be the biggest Viking on the block to be the strongest.”
- Goethe Institut
Christian Ditter, born 1977 in Gießen, Germany, studied directing at Munich’s Hochschule für Fernsehen and Film, and earned critical respect for his feature-length graduation film Französisch für Anfänger (French for Beginners) in 2006. The youthful romantic comedy won several awards at international festivals. In 2009, his second feature film, the adaption of the youth novel classic Vorstadtkrokodile (The Crocodiles), was released. After scoring another success with Vorstadtkrokodile 2 (The Crocodiles Strike Back), he directed Wickie auf großer Fahrt, a sequel to Michael “Bully” Herbig’s 2009 box office hit Wickie und die starken Männer (Wickie the Viking).