Searching for the owner of a “lost and found macaroni” the lowly gifted Rico meets the highly gifted Oskar and the two become friends for life. Across Berlin they are after Mr. 2000, a notorious kidnapper. But suddenly Oscar disappears and Rico has to pluck up all his courage to find his friend…
The film is based on the beloved Rico books (Carlsen) by the prestigious and multiple award-winning children’s book author Andreas Steinhöfel. The script was written by Christian Lerch, Neele Leana Vollmar, Andreas Bradler and Klaus Döring.
The movie's top-notch cast includes newcomer Anton Petzold (Rico) and Juri Winkler (Oskar) alongside such talents as Karoline Herfurth, David Kross, Roland Zehrfeld, Axel Prahl, Ursela Monn, Milan Peschel, Anke Engelke and Katharina Thalbach. The movie was directed by Neele Leana Vollmar, who has made a name for herself with her film adaptation of MARIA IHM SCHMECKT’S NICHT!
RICO, OSKAR UND DIE TIEFERSCHATTEN is a co-production between Lieblingsfilm and Fox International Productions Germany. The project was subsidized by the Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg (MBB), the Mitteldeutschen Medienförderung (MDM), the FilmFörderFonds Bayern (FFF), the Kuratorium Junger Deutscher Film – BKM, the Filmförderungsanstalt (FFA) and the Deutsche Filmförderfonds (DFFF).