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A touching, funny, and uplifting glimpse into the childhood of Hape Kerkeling, one of Germany’s most treasured comedians. Raised in West Germany’s Ruhr region in the early 1970s, young Hans-Peter is the light of his large family, helping them through tough times with his abiding determination to make everybody smile and laugh. But when tragedy casts a shadow over the close-knit family, Hans-Peter only sharpens his talent for comedy – something that will one day make him the star he was meant to be.
A discussion with screenwriter Ruth Toma follows the film, along with a reception at the end.