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The Kangaroo Chronicles

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The Kangaroo Chronicles

When a talking, communist Kangaroo rings his doorbell asking for eggs to make pancakes, a struggling musician has no clue that his life is about to turn upside down. This hilarious adaptation of Marc-Uwe Kling’s best-selling book The Kangaroo Chronicles features the author voicing a cheeky animated Kangaroo.

Marc-Uwe (Dimitrij Schaad) is a poor musician living in a run-down flat in Berlin-Kreuzberg. One day, the doorbell rings and he stands face to face with a talking Kangaroo. Being a staunch communist, the Kangaroo doesn't believe in private ownership and, without further ado, decides to move in with Marc-Uwe. From then on, the Kangaroo takes the reigns in Marc-Uwe’s flat and constantly challenges him with philosophical questions.

Despite their differences, Marc-Uwe and the Kangaroo ultimately unite in a fight against their common enemy: an insufferable rightwing populist politician and property investor Jörg Dwigs, who wants to build the headquarters for his far-right populist party right next to their apartment. So together with their neighbours, both choose to resist and battle against gentrification.

A hilariously light anti-capitalist and anti-nationalist comedy.
Frankfurter Allgemeine
Australian Premiere
202092 minGermanyComedy
German with English subtitles
Director: Dani Levy
Cast: Marc-Uwe Kling, Dimitrij Schaad, Rosalie Thomass
Best Visual Effects and Animation, German Film Awards 2020
Outstanding Animated Character in a Photoreal Feature, Visual Effects Society Awards 2021