The message in the bottle
Familienfilm, 90 min.
based on a novel by Klaus Kordon
Kuratorium junger deutscher Film und BKM
Actually, Matze had hoped his bottle would swim at least as far as Australia. But when Lika from West Berlin replies, the whole thing becomes much more exciting than expected, because this part of the city is as unknown to him as a distant country - and forbidden at that. But how are you supposed to get to know each other when a wall divides the city? And how are the two children supposed to meet without their parents noticing?
The story of Matze and Lika in divided Berlin in the 1980s tells in a charming and amusing way about the monstrosity of a divided city and about a friendship that crosses borders, across the Berlin Wall.