The Black Brothers

Until the mid-19th century poor Ticino montain farmers sold their children as chimney sweepers to Milan. The same happens to the little boy Giorgio. He has to climb through dark fireplaces throw down the soot with his bare hands. But he doesn't give up. Together with his companions in misfortune he covenants the "black brothers". They stick together, fight back against their misery and become entangled in a struggle against the Milanese street kids. The film tells the story of the thrilling adventures of these chimney sweep boys and their spectacular escape back home.

Genre:Family Film
Year of Production:2013
Director:Xavier Koller
Writer:Fritjof Hohagen, Klaus Richter nach dem Roman von Lisa Tetzner und Kurt Held
Cast:Moritz Bleibtreu, Fynn Henkel, Richy Müller, Dominique Horwitz, Leonardo Nigro, Waldemar Kobus, Sabine Timoteo
Production:enigma Film GmbH
Coproduction:Starhaus Filmproduktion GmbH, Dschoint Ventschr Filmproduktion AG, Herold Productions GmbH, Bayerischer Rundfunk
World Sales:Global Screen GmbH
Deutsch | English