In 2017, the popular magazine for horse lovers comes alive on the big screen: An adventure for the whole family! [...]
Our productions could not be more diverse - from award-winning dramedy "Club der roten Bänder/ Red Bracelets" to mystery thriller "Weinberg/ The Valley". From modern family series "Herzensbrecher / Heartbreakers" to a theatrical movie, “Wendy”. But they all have one thing in common: the passion that we put into them.
The 12-year-old Wendy (Jule Hermann) is not thrilled when her parents Gunnar (Benjamin Sadler) and Heike (Jasmin Great) decide to spend the whole summer vacation at "Rosenborg", the dilapidated equestrian farm owned by her grandmother Herta (Maren Kroymann). Since the death of Wendy's grandfather, Herta runs the farm on her own - and finds herself in direct competition with "St. Georg", the large, modern stables of Ulrike (Nadezhda Brennicke).
After a serious riding accident, Wendy, formerly an enthusiastic and successful rider, never got back on a horse. But once arrived, she crosses ways with wounded horse Dixie which escaped from butcher Röttgers (Waldemar Kobus). Dixie seems to seek Wendy's company and follows her on every step. Between the two loners a friendship begins to bloom that will not only change Wendy's life forever, but could also save Rosenborg from being sold. But how long can Wendy hide her new friend Dixie from the adults?
For over 30 years the magazine "Wendy" enthrals young girls with stories and themes from the world of horses. Now the successful cult brand comes to the big movie screen as as a feature film. Production took place in summer 2016 in and around Cologne, Germany. The German theatrical release is on January 26, 2017. The film is supported by the Film and Media Foundation NRW, the German Federal Film Fund and the FFA.
Bantry Bay in co-production with Deutsche Columbia Pictures Filmproduktion
Sony Pictures Releasing
January 26, 2017 (Germany)
Jan Kromschröder, Eva Holtmann
Jule Hermann, Jasmin Gerat, Benjamin Sadler, Maren Kroymann, Nadeshda Brennicke, and others
Six teenagers cannot lead a normal life like their friends: instead of playing football, meeting up with friends, going to school or spending time with their families, they are stuck in the hospital for a long time. Although they suffer from different diseases, the members of the “Red Bracelets” share a common wish: to spend their youth as normally as possible.
Leo, Jonas, Emma, Alex, Toni and Hugo all learn about the value of friendship in this dire and extraordinary situation and the change from joy to sorrow on a daily basis creates a unique bond between them. While experiencing life and death, their first great love and going on nightly expeditions through the hospital, they form the “Red Bracelets” and patients with different fates and personalities eventually become best friends.
Grapevines on gently rolling hills dominate a picturesque landscape – an idyll devoted to wine. But beware: winding its way through the valley is a saga of appalling secrets and lies, of forbidden desires and murderous lust...
Out in the vineyards, an injured stranger regains consciousness; next to him, the body of a young woman, apparently beaten to death. Having lost his memory, the stranger calls himself John Fox. Though a search party is sent to the vineyards, no trace of the girl can be found. With the annual wine festival beginning the next day, the villagers quickly forget the corpse without a body...
But as the pretty young wine queen appears before her subjects, John experiences an unsettling déjà-vu: The wine queen looks exactly like the young woman whom he had found dead the previous day. Then she, too, disappears after begging John to help her...
Baffled by these mysterious incidents, John senses that he is a part – perhaps a very important one – of a tragedy that draws practically all the townspeople into it. As he tries to regain his identity and tear apart the web of lies and secrets that has settled on the town, John realizes that nothing here is what it seems, and an ally can become your enemy in an instant.
More information: Betafilm.com
Bantry Bay in cooperation with TwentyFour 9 Films
TNT Serie (2015) / VOX (2016)
Mystery Drama / Thriller