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Meine Chaosfee und ich (My Fairy Troublemaker)
Luxembourg/Germany 2022

Opening 13 Oct 2022

Directed by: Caroline Origer
Writing credits: Silja Clemens, Pamela Hickey, Dennys McCoy, Greg Nix
Principal actors: Jella Haase, Lisa-Marie Koroll, Mary Murray, Justin Daniels Anene, Alex Kelly

Twelve-year-old Maxie (Lisa-Marie Koroll) has moved to the city with her mother, Hanna. They live with Hanna’s friend Amir and his two sons Sami and Tarek, i.e., a patchwork family. Maxie misses living with her grandmother out in the countryside. It’s crowded in the city, but at least Maxie has her own bedroom. Violette (Jelia Haase) is a tooth fairy, 337 years old, living in her own fairy world. With the aid of a special button tied around her waist, she can enter the human world, bring presents to children, and pick up their teeth which they deposited under their pillows. Experienced fairies teach Violette her job, but somehow, she is never successful; her magic fails, as well as her test. Something always goes wrong, including the button on her waist; it fails, too, and she cannot exit the human world. Violette and Maxie become friends and share their troubles. Maxie shows Violette the last green, wooded area in the city, where the trees will be cleared away so that a luxury hotel can be built. Violette learns the reason for her failures.

In this animated film, Violette is small and chunky compared to the other fairies, which are constantly flying around. She would love to have a fart pillow (Pupskissen) and she likes chocolate. Maxie is a sensible young girl, a good influence for Maxie. The film is recommended for 6–12-year-olds. The story with its appreciation of environment, friendship, achieving goals, etc., appeals to older children. The actual animation appeals to younger children, especially when it involves the fairies. Meine Chaosfee und ich showed during the Michel Kinder und Jugend Filmfest 2022 in Hamburg. (Becky Tan)

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