Theatrical release of the MMC Movies co-production "Hexe Lilli retten Weihnachten" on November 9, 2017

Witch Lilli is back! The third part of the successful series about Hexe Lilli, HEXE LILLI RETTET WEIHNACHTEN (WITCH LILLI SAVES CHRISTMAS) by Wolfgang Groos, has a top-class cast with Hedda Erlebach, Jürgen Vogel, Anja Kling and Maresa Hörbiger as well as Michael Mittermeier as the voice of the dragon Hektor.

Lilli's latest adventures are turbulent: Will she manage to save Christmas and bring the rambunctious Knecht Ruprecht under control?

Here is the movie trailer:

Lilli is annoyed: She always has to be considerate of her little brother Leon! His allergy prevents her from getting a rabbit as a pet, and when he also destroys her new telescope, which Santa Claus (actually Lilli's grandmother with a glued-on raccoon-beard) has just brought, Lilli has had enough!

Poster witch Lilli save Christmas
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Despite the warnings of her little green dragon Hector, she uses a spell from her witch book and conjures Knecht Ruprecht from the Middle Ages into her world to teach Leon a little lesson....

The summoning spell works, but when Ruprecht then goes off on his own in the present-day world to look for his friend Nicholas, it gets Lilli into all kinds of trouble. He makes one of Lilli's teachers disappear and slowly reverts to the creature from the underworld he was before Santa Claus appeased him. Now only the real Santa Claus from the Middle Ages can help. But how is Lilli supposed to find him? While she conjures herself back to Ruprecht's time with her classmate Layla, Ruprecht continues to wreak havoc in Lilli's town and Christmas is in serious danger.

Now Lilli needs all her courage and brains to make up for her mistake and save Christmas for her family and all the people of her town....

The cinematic adventures of HEXE LILLI are based on the highly successful and worldwide million-selling children's book series by Crackle.

The main adult roles in HEXE LILLI SAVES CHRISTMAS are played by Jürgen Vogel (DIE WELLE, "Blochin") as Ruprecht, Anja Kling (WHERE IS FRED?, OUR TIME IS NOW) as Lilli's mother, Maresa Hörbiger ("Romy", "Dr. Klein") as Lilli's grandma and Gerti Drassl ("Vorstadtweiber") as the teacher Mrs. Schnabel - and of course, in the new HEXE LILLI film Michael Mittermeier (HEXE LILLI - DIE REISE NACH MANDOLAN) as the voice of Lilli's clumsy dragon Hektor!

The children's roles are filled with new young talent such as. Hedda Erlebach as Lilli in her first leading role in a movie, Claudio Magno than her brother Leon, Aleyna Hila Obid as her friend Layla and Maurizio Magno as Count Tetrich was outstandingly cast.

WITCH LILLI SAVES CHRISTMAS is a production of blue eyes Fiction (Corinna Mehner) and Trixter (Michael Coldewey) in co-production with Dor Film, Potemkino, Be-Films, Universum Film, WDR and MMC Movies Cologne.

Directed by Wolfgang Groos (DIE VAMPIRSCHWESTERN, RICO, OSKAR UND DAS HERZGEBRECHE), the camera was taken over by Marcus Kanter (THE MAMBA, WEDDING POLKA).

The Filming for the third episode of the successful Hexe Lilli series took place from November 22, 2016 to mid-February 2017 in North Rhine-Westphalia, Belgium, Austria and South Tyrol. For the theatrical adventure, the MMC Art Department the complete home of witch Lilli including winter garden in the MMC Studio 41 built. Here, the team around Wolfgang Groos shot on nine days.

Promoted HEXE LILLI RETTET WEIHNACHTEN was supported by Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, Belgian Tax Shelter by BNP Paribas Fortis Film Finance, Österreichisches Filminstitut, IDM Südtirol - Alto Adige, Deutscher Filmförderfonds, Filmförderungsanstalt, Screen Flanders, Filmfonds Wien, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, ORF Film/Fernseh-Abkommen, FISA - Filmstandort Austria and Creative Europe Programme - MEDIA of the European Union.

Theatrical release: November 09, 2017 distributed by Universum Film.

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Photo: Lilli (Hedda Erlebach) opens the door for Santa Claus. © Universum Film