Der Mondmann

written on 13/07/2020
by Annett Wania & Michael Lutz


“Der Mondmann” is an enchanting animation movie for the whole family - after the children’s book by Alsatian writer and illustrator Tomi Ungerer.


Der Mondmann (the Man in the Moon) | 2012 | Animation | 95 min | German with English subtitles


Bored, Man in the Moon hitches a ride to Earth on the tails of a passing comet and starts to explore the fantastical creatures and sights of a new planet. But all is not well – Man in the Moon’s absence from his post means that all the world's children are unable to sleep. Before the President can capture him, they must join forces to return him to his rightful place in the sky.

The voices in the film feature famous German actors, including Katharina Thalbach (Moon Man, sic!), Ulrich Tukur (President), Corinna Harfouch (Conquistadora), Ulrich Noethen (The Father), as well as Tomi Ungerer himself as the narrator.


The film is available through the online rental service of the Goethe-Institut. Click here to register for free.

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