Christoffel returns from war to find that his house reduced to rubble and his parents dead. He makes a pact with the devil out of desperation.
A man is left alone with his young daughter, Belle, after his wife dies in childbirth. One day, after many years, the man finds himself caught in the middle of a storm. He is thrown from his horse and wakes to find himself in a castle.
The Chinese emperor has many concubines but only truly loves his first wife. When a jealous concubine learns that a child will be born to the emperor, she tries to remove her rival with a magic potion.
When Martin returns from war, he finds that nothing is the way it once was in his village. He watches the few remaining villagers leave offerings in the town square for a giant monster and learns that whoever has nothing left for the monster is turned into stone.
In the middle of the 18th century, the Ruster family immigrates to the United States and lead a hard life as settlers.
Hans served his king faithfully as a soldier. But now, cheated out of his pay, he is returning home. A witch heals his wounds and demands in return that he fetches the blue light from the dried-up well.
On a cold winter day, Jochen, Uwe and Kathrin play with a little dog called Bosun on the beach. Jochen wants to try out the ice and he walks further and further away from the beach. Bosun follows him. Suddenly the ice breaks and Bosum drifts away on an ice floe.
Ten-year-old Ulf finds an ownerless Newfoundland dog, brings him home and names him Nepomuk. His parents are not so excited about the new addition to the family and give Nepomuk to an animal shelter.
A rooster, cat, dog, and donkey are all aging and face the problem of becoming useless to society. Joining forces, they embark on a journey to wander and sing together.
This silhouette animated film tells a story drawn from the Brothers Grimm. Four aging animals – a donkey, a dog, a rooster, and a cat – are rejected by their ungrateful owners and forced to make their way on the streets.