A film portrait of one of DEFA's best-known directors.
Eight-year-old Daniel is devastated to find out that his teacher, Miss Sommerfeld, plans to marry and move out of town. He devises a plan: steal the wish-granting magic whistle from Mr.
A few days after the end of World War II, the eleven-year-old orphan Julius is on the run from the destroyed city of Berlin. Julius and formerly imprisoned communist Kaiser (Hilmar Baumann) both stumble on a horse in a forest and report it to the Soviet commander in a nearby town.
This film is set in a medieval mill town in the Harz mountains. The greedy and brutal millman and his accomplices, the castle steward and the mayor, set fire to a forest mill that the farmers used for processing their grain.
The river that passes through the mill dried out. The miller and his daughter are frantic. How can they deliver the huge amounts of flour to the wedding at the castle? The devil promises help, but only if the girl follows him to hell.
In this classic German fairy tale by the brothers Grimm, poor Jacob must get the Devil's three golden hairs in order to save his own life and marry the beautiful princess.
A little bumblebee is tired of her daily routine and the other boring bumblebees. She needs an adventure! She flies to the place of her dreams and meets a frog who is also seeking something new. Despite their differences, the two animals become friends and start their adventure together.
Twelve-year-old Klaus spends his vacation with his father, the captain of a border garrison. Klaus and his friend Fritz spend their free time searching the nearby woods for the legendary "Dog in the Moors."
Young Duke Ernst wants to become a good knight, but circumstances are not in his favor: The emperor, who wants to claim the Duke's castle and marry his mother, has Ernst wrongfully accused of murder and thrown in the dungeon.
For his continual mockery of others, a fairy transforms the cheeky Jacob into an ugly dwarf. However, the fairy teaches him how to cook, and Jacob becomes a master of his trade and the main chef in the king´s court. But Jacob is not familiar with the herb "Sneeze-with-Pleasure".