Schoolchildren and senior citizens – an unbeatable team Max and the Wild 7 comes at just the right time (Sponsored)

Schoolchildren and senior citizens – an unbeatable team: “Max and the Wild 7” comes at just the right time! (Sponsored)

Of course it wasn’t planned, but it fits like a fist that “Max and the Wild 7” is now back in the cinemas as one of the first big films. A story like this about friendship between generations is needed right now.

Everything started with a single sentence that Lisa-Marie Dickreiter suddenly had in her head a few years ago and which she just couldn’t get rid of: “My name is Max, I’m nine years old and I live in a nursing home.”

“My name is Max, I am nine years old and I live in a retirement home.”

Based on this single sentence, the author and her partner Winfried Oelsner wrote three very successful children’s novels: In “Max und die Wilde 7” and the two sequels, the budding detective Max, who lives with his mother in a knight’s castle, does also acts as senior resident, together with the Wild 7 to solve criminal cases together …

Cohesion of the generations

Who is the Wilde 7, if you are not familiar with the books, you will probably ask yourself: Behind the Wilde 7 are three residents of the retirement home who have earned the nickname because they are still pretty wild despite their age and because they are Always sit at table number 7 in the dining room of the knight’s castle.

Behind the Wild 7 are three residents of the retirement home,

The trio includes the retired Professor Kilian (played by Günther Maria Halmer in the film), the former Bundesliga coach Horst (Thomas Thieme) and the formerly very successful actress Vera (Uschi Glas).

Max and the Wilde 7 not only solve cases together – in the course of the story, despite all age differences, they also develop into a real gang that goes through thick and thin together. This means that the movie is coming at exactly the right time, after all, grandparents and their grandchildren have recently been unable to see each other, sometimes for months, because visits to the old people’s home were advised against.

So the movie comes at exactly the right time,

Here you can book your cinema tickets for “Max und die Wilde 7”

Here you can book your cinema tickets for “Max und die Wilde 7”

The novelist Winfried Oelsner, who as director personally took over the staging of the film adaptation of his story, also sees the timing as follows: “Of course, it wasn’t planned that way. But for us it was always about telling a generation story – and not with these kind senior citizens whom we jokingly called Werthers-Real-Grandpas. Just like in the candy advertisement, in which the grandfather paints the garden fence and everyone is noble and good. That’s exactly what we didn’t want. We tell of a gang that sometimes gets along rough with each other.

The novelist Winfried Oelsner, who as director personally took on the staging of the film adaptation of his story, also sees the timing as follows:

That the film is now out was the decision of the distributor. I think it’s good – of course it’s a risk, but it fits in with the times and people want to go to the cinema again. I hope that we can sweeten the summer for many children a little. “

The gang character is particularly important to the creators – and this is also shown by a certain decision that had to be made in relation to the filming: In the novels, the characters sometimes use rougher words in the right moments – and there there were a few parents who didn’t like it that much. Nevertheless, the language was retained in the screen version – and for good reason!

In the novels, the characters sometimes use rougher words at the right moments

Winfried Oelsner: “There is a contradiction, especially in Amazon reviews – and at first you wonder how to deal with it. But especially 9MOVIES the context of our story, it is important that the characters are authentic – and if they use a rougher word in extreme situations, then that’s lifelike. If we only used the swear words as a means to make the characters appear “cool” and “hip”, then I would find the criticism justified.

Winfried Oelsner said:

Otherwise, I see it the other way around: If you polish everything up, you turn it into a germ-free thing. It is less exciting and less fun for the children. I talked a lot with primary school teachers, and we also did test screenings – also on this very subject. The reaction was always: “Leave it that way!” There are always parents who get upset about it, that’s their opinion and that’s okay too. But one mustn’t sand everything down out of hasty obedience either, that bothers me anyway with German films, which are often proceeded too fearfully not to offend anyone. “

“Max und die Wilde 7” will run in German cinemas from August 6, 2020 – an exciting and fun children’s crime thriller with which three generations (or more) can have a very good time together.

“Max und die Wilde 7” will be shown in German cinemas on August 6, 2020

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