Austria in FocusChildren's Film


9-year-old Franz is in a hurry to grow up because he has a lot of big problems: he's short and is often mistaken for a girl because of his curly hair, not to mention mean school friends and an annoying teacher. And worst of all, his voice gets shrill whenever he gets nervous. But he's kind and lovable himself, like his sweetheart of a father. Luckily, Franz stumbles upon the video channel of masculinity coach Hank Haberer, through which he learns simple, basic life advice like "don't be nice" and "get imposing muscles" that can help anyone gain popularity and respect. With the support of his best friends Gabi and Eberhart, Franz decides to show his bullies up and plans to become the epitome of manhood with Hank's help. It's just as easy as it sounds.


Studio Wed 15 Nov at 17:45 | Tickets 6 €


Austria, Germany 2022 | 80 min
Audio: German | Subtitles: English, Finnish

Original title: Geschichten vom Franz
Director: Johannes Schmid
Screenplay: Sarah Wassermair - from Christine Nöstlinger's books
Cinematography: Matthias Grunsky
Production design / art direction: Renate Schmaderer
Editing: Karin Hammer
Music: Toni Martin Dobrzanski
Cast: Jossi Jantschitsch, Nora Reidinger, Leo Wacha, Ursula Strauss, Simon Schwarz
Production: Katharina Posch, Michael Kitzenberger | Nikolaus Geyrhalter Filmproduktion GmbH,,; Ingo Fliess | if... Productions,,
Distribution: Atlas International Film GmbH,,


book-to-film, friendship, masculinity