Somewhere in the Ruhr region. The experienced burglar Dortmunder who′s getting on in years, his younger, modern girlfriend Charlie, the dreamer Kelp, the car expert Moersch and his ingenious taxi-driver mother are a gang of petty crooks,as likeable as they′re unsuccessful, who haven′t had a major heist for years.
That′s supposed to change at long last. When Kelp finds a book entitled Jimmy The Kid, he sees it as a sign from heaven: it depicts in a brilliant way the completely non-violent kidnapping of a little boy. Actually, nothing at all can go wrong.... However, the smaller problems begin when they start looking for the ideal boy, the bigger ones appear with the kidnapping itself: not only is Jenny Beckmann a girl, but she is also a genius whose IQ is way above that of her kidnappers.
Source: German films Service & Marketing GmbH