Section: Days of German Cinema

The Pasta Detectives (2014) 6

Germany | 2014 | 96 min.

Ten-year-old Rico is an unusual boy. Sometimes he's laughed he often mixes things up in his head and doesn't know his left from his right. But Rico is brilliant at noticing the little things. Like a piece of pasta lying on the pavement. Or the strange goings-on in the apartment block where he lives. But it isn't until his new friend, the gifted but anxious Oskar, is kidnapped that Rico gets the chance to put all his special skills – and tenacity – to the test.

Duration96 min
SubtitleEnglish, simul. translation cz
Directed by Neele Leana Vollmar
Screenplay Andreas Bradler, Klaus Döring, Christian Lerch
Director of Photography Torsten Breuer
Music Oliver Thiede
Edited by Bernd Schlegel
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Neele Leana Vollmar (1978) is a director. She graduated from the Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg in Ludwigsburg. She's made several short films, including the award-winning film My Parents (Meine Eltern, 2003). Her feature debut was the drama Vacation from Life (Urlaub vom Leben, 2004), which she followed with the satirical comedy Peaceful Times (Friedliche Zeiten, 2008). She continued with comedies with her following film Maria, He Doesn't Like It! (Maria, ihm schmeckt's nicht!, 2009).