Seppi & Hias – The Bavarian-turkish little rascals
Seppi and Hias are inseparable pals – two typical little rascals in the hills and dales of Upper Bavaria. They speak the local dialect and would be indistinguishable from other kids their age, but for one slight difference. Seppi (whose real name is Yusuf) is actually of Turkish origin. The two 9-yearolds make their mischief in an Upper Bavarian village where they are third-grade classmates, play garage-door kickball,
chow down on a local specialty called "Leberkäse" and cheer for the FC Bayern soccer team. They both dream of owning a Bayern jersey, but there is just one left at the local store. So how can they get their hands on it and who will be the first one to snap it up?
Just as Hias’ (short for Matthias) first communion and the obligatory visit to the confessional are in the offing, Seppi’s Islamic-conservative uncle arrives in town, and the two boys simultaneously find themselves confronted with their sins. Agitation and anxiety are the order of the day. But since when has eating Leberkäse been a sin? And how can you get rid of the burden of sin? But Seppi and Hias wouldn’t be dyed-in-the-wool scoundrels or true pals if they didn’t know how to get out of any tight spot!
"Seppi & Hias" is an homage to the "Lausbubengeschichten" (Little Rascals Stories) by Bavarian folk author Ludwig Thoma and the eponymous film adaptations from 1964-1969, but this time from a multi-cultural vantage point and with guest appearances by Hansi Kraus and FC Bayern soccer stars Philipp Lahm and Hamit Altintop. A story of friendship beyond cultural and religious borders.
Source: German Films Service & Marketing GmbH