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|Genre:||Children's Movie, Adventure, Animation|
|Laufzeit:||Ca. 80 min.|
|FSK:||From 0 years|
Trenk dreams of being a brave knight one day. But as a poor farm boy, the chances are really not good. He is destined to be the serf of the merciless liege lord Wertolt all his life. One day, when the Trenks lets his father throw his father unjustly into the dungeon, the boy decides to become a knight anyway in order to free his father. To achieve this, he must take part in a knight tournament of the prince, whose winner may then go into battle against the dragon living in the forest. Whoever victoriously masters these two tasks has one wish free. For Trenk and his family this wish would be the only way to freedom. But how is he supposed to make it to the knight tournament?
The adventures around the courageous "Ritter Trenk" by Kirsten Boie have captivated many children since the publication of the first book in 2006. The popularity of Trenk and his friends was further enhanced by the animated series that ran from 2011 to 2012 at KiKa. After games and other merchandising the way to the big screen was only the next logical step. The makers didn't just want to pick up stories that had already been told in the series again, but to create a new, great medieval adventure that captures the spirit of the original book and at the same time can also take on new aspects.
The result is a pleasantly traditional animated film that can score points with lovingly drawn characters, an exciting plot and a lot of child-friendly humour. What's particularly striking is that director Anthony Power and his team have largely dispensed with the roller coaster effects, snappy pop songs and exaggerated silliness that are so popular in contemporary animated film. The tempo is harmonious, but it doesn't overburden very small viewers with too fast cuts. The story has many moments of tension, but they are not too scary for small children. And the humour makes especially the young Trenk fans laugh without getting too flat. It may be that the movie just isn't spectacular enough for older cartoon fans and seems a bit antiquated. But for little adventurers between the ages of 5 and 9, this adaptation has simply become a timelessly beautiful children's film.
Böse Ritter, düere Wälder, Drachen und Turnier - these are the elements with which this story about courage and friendship can captivate its young target audience. The atmospherically drawn landscapes, lovable side characters like Trenk's faithful companion Piglet and some really nice moments make the film pleasantly worth seeing for adult companions as well. So if you are looking for a pleasant contrast program to 3D computer animation and want to offer your little ones a really beautiful, exciting cinema adventure, then "Ritter Trenk" is highly recommended. Absolutely worth seeing!
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