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Amelie rennt

Mountain Miracle – An Unexpected Friendship

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‘I've had this illness as long as I can remember. It makes me sick! And now I'm going up to that magic fire; after all, what have I got to lose?’

Amelie is a headstrong teenager with a foul mouth. She swears at her parents, about her patronizing doctors, and most of all about her asthma. After a life-threatening asthma attack, the feisty girl from Berlin is sent to a special clinic in South Tyrol. Before long, she runs away into the mountains where she bumps into 15-year-old Bart. Without waiting for an invitation, Bart becomes her travelling companion – and proves to be just as stubborn as Amelie. The promised healing power of the traditional midsummer fire draws the pair right up to the mountain peak, and the risky ascent turns into a daring, emotional adventure: a story of the first feelings of love with enough swearing to turn the air blue.

Tobias Wiemann

Germany / Italy 2017


97 min · Colour

Rating R6


Mia Kasalo (Amelie)
Samuel Girardi (Bart)
Susanne Bormann (Sarah)
Denis Moschitto (Lukas)
Jasmin Tabatabai (Dr. Murtsakis)
Shenia Pitschmann (Steffi)
Jerry Hoffmann (Matthias)
David Bredin (Pit Reuer)
Christian Lerch (Dr. Keller)


Tobias Wiemann
Natja Brunckhorst
Director of Photography
Martin Schlecht
Andreas Radtke
Tobias Kuhn, Markus Perner
Sound Design
Florian Holzner
Uve Haußig
Sound Mixer
Ansgar Frerich
Production Design
Johannes Sternagel
Sabine Keller
Christina Wagner
Uwe Bünker, Bibiane Oldenburg
Assistant Director
Meno Sellschopp
Line Producer
Thomas Blieninger
Production Management
Cecile Lichtinger
Philipp Budweg, Thomas Blieninger, Martin Rattini
Commissioning Editor
Anke Sperl, Anja Hagemeier, Margret Schepers, Patricia Vasapollo


Tobias Wiemann

Born in Greifswald, Germany in 1981, after training as a media designer he worked as a cinematographer, editor and director and produced short films. Since 2008 he has been working for Til Schweiger’s production company Barefoot Films on major cinema productions. He is both writer and director of the feature film Großstadtklein. His production Von einem, der auszog, das Fürchten zu lernen was the most successful television fairy tale of 2015. Amelie rennt (Mountain Miracle – An Unexpected Friendship) is his second theatrical feature.


2005 Eine Schwalbe macht noch keinen Sommer; short film 2006 Altwarp-Neuwarp; short film 2007 Familienschaukel; short film 2008 Die Folgen der Schwangerschaft einer Kampfrichterin; short film 2010 Ein schönes Lied; short film 2013 Großstadtklein 2014 Von einem, der auszog, das Fürchten zu lernen; TV movie 2017 Amelie rennt

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