30/5 — 5/6/2024
64th International Film Festival
for Children and Youth

About film


Section: International competition of feature films for children

Winnetou´s Son (2014) 8

Germany | 2014 | 89 min.

The blond, pale and somewhat pudgy Max has been an Indian since his father hung an eagle feather around his neck right after birth. But now his parents have split up and his dad has forgotten what it means to be an Indian. Max, however, is confident that he can bring his dad’s memory back on track – along with his parents’ relationship – when he learns that the role of Winnetou’s son is to be awarded at the Karl May Festival. He then does everything in his power to win the casting and thus fulfill his plan.

Duration89 min
SubtitleEnglish, simul. translation cz
Directed by André Erkau
Screenplay Anja Kömmerling, Thomas Brinx
Director of Photography Ian Blumers
Music Gary Marlowe, Daniel Hoffknecht
Edited by Anke Berthold
Contact Kinderfilm GmbH, Global Screen GmbH


André Erkau (1973) is a German screenwriter and director. He has an education in acting and has worked in theater and TV. He went on to study directing at Academy of Media Arts Cologne, from which he graduated with the successful short 37 Without Onions (37 ohne Zwiebeln, 2006). He made his debut with the feature comedy Come in and Burn Out (Selbstgespräche, 2008), which was followed by No More Mr. Ice Guy (Arschkalt, 2011) and Life Is not for Cowards (Das Leben ist nichts für Feiglinge, 2012).

We use cookies

We use cookies to analyze traffic, remember preferences and improve the usability of the website. To give your consent, click on the "I Agree" button.

Settings I agree

You can refuse consent at any time.