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It is a timeless fairy tale that inspires the whole world and in 1986 the cinema version became the most successful German film of the year.
Now the magic of the children’s room is coming back to the screen: “Momo”, the bestseller by legendary author Michael Ende († 65), is being remade.
And he makes it possible: star producer Christian Becker (50, “Fack Ju Göthe”, “Jim Button”). Participating as a director: Christian Dittert (45, including “suburban crocodiles”). The topic (fight against time and empathy robbers): more topical than ever.
Production for the international market is scheduled to start filming later this year. And she is particularly pleased about that: Radost Bokel (47). In 1986, at the age of almost eleven, she won the hearts of cinema-goers as “Momo”.
About the new “Momo” film version, she says to BILD: “I think it’s great that they’re doing it. I think that with today’s technical possibilities, something really great will be created. Something that’s easier for kids to watch, too.”
And further: “That doesn’t ruin my film. The original will always be the original. But the fact is that Michael Ende’s story is so important and always up to date, and if a remake means that even more kids get to know the story of lost time, why not. It’s so important to enjoy life.”
As “Momo” with the sweet curls, she became a star alongside film legends such as John Huston (†81) and Mario Adorf (92), still shoots for TV (including “Tatort”), moved to the jungle camp and is now herself Mummy. Son Tyler (13) is her pride.
Bokel has always preserved Momo’s magic with readings, among other things: “I can understand that kids who are used to Harry Potter don’t find an old film from back then that attractive. My generation associates nostalgia with my Momo film. That’s just beautiful.”
The actors for the remake are still being sought. Radost Bokel: “I’m excited about the cast. At that time they were looking for us all over Europe. We also had someone, but Michael Ende wasn’t happy with that, so I was lucky. He said: ‘You are my momo.’ I’m excited about the new Momo.”
And how would Michael Ende have found the restart?
Radost Bokel: “I remember that Michael Ende always didn’t like it so pompous and Hollywood-like. I don’t know what he would say about that today. I can say for myself that I am excited and am following the project with curiosity.”
Millions of fans from back then and a new generation of children can look forward to a loving implementation. This is what producer Becker and his team are known for when it comes to wonderfully prepared nostalgia material.
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