Magazine article Screen International

Shooting Star Louis Hofmann Join Animation 'The Heinzels'

Magazine article Screen International

Shooting Star Louis Hofmann Join Animation 'The Heinzels'

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German actor Louis Hofmann, one of this year's European Shooting Stars, is set to lend his voice to a character in the animated feature The Heinzels, which will be the next collaboration by Dirk Beinhold's Akkord Film and director Ute von Münchow-Pohl following Rabbit School - Guardians Of The Golden Egg.

Legend has it that the Heinzels - or Heinzelmännchen in the original German - are little house gnomes who completed all the household chores for the lazy citizens of Cologne every night until they were ousted by a malevolent tailor's wife.

In the screenplay by Jan Strathmann, the Heinzels are back, headed by cheeky gnome girl Helvi (to be voiced by Jella Haase, Chantal from Fack Ju Göhte). They repair a derelict pastry shop and thus find a new purpose in life. …

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