Rico, Oskar und der Diebstahlstein

Rico, Oskar und der Diebstahlstein

Neele Leana Vollmar

Feature Film
Film Education

»You can’t have a set plan with children. For a start, they’re only allowed to be on set five hours. Adult actors have to accept that. But children have an ease and enthusiasm about them that’s inspiring. We all benefit from not taking things too seriously«
– Neele Leana Vollmar

Ten-year-old Rico refers to himself as ›lowly gifted‹, because he thinks a lot, but in a different way to everyone else. He tells this so convincingly to the people around him that they can only admire him. A lot has changed in Rico’s life: his mother has a new partner, and his best friend Oskar has moved into the same building. A fabulous situation for the two friends, both quite different but in the best of spirits. Then old man Fitzke suddenly dies and Rico inherits his beloved stone collection. While the highly talented Oskar is convinced that the collection is totally worthless, Rico reckons he has come into something of great value. When the intrepid duo realise that Rico’s favourite stone has been stolen, they switch into sleuth mode! A new detective adventure begins.

Rico, Oskar und der Diebstahlstein is the final part of the Rico&Oskar– trilogy and features a star-studded cast right down to the minor roles in the film. Andreas Steinhöfel’s novel for children and young adults and the film adaptation were huge successes in Germany. This last instalment constitutes the brilliant finale to this story about the friendship, love and adventures shared by the two boys. With her own visually unique approach, Neele Leana Vollmar turns the story into a refreshing cinema adventure for children. A story about being different, and one that proves that everything is fine as long as you have a sense of humour, imagination and a good friend.

In cooperation with: Odeon Kino Köln


Neele Leana Vollmar


Martin Gypkens nach der Buchvorlage von Andreas Steinhöfel


Felix Novo de Oliviera


Benjamin Kaubisch


Frank Heidbrink


Oliver Thiede


Anton Petzold, Juri Winkler, Karoline Herfurth, Ronald Zehrfeld, Ursela Monn, Henry Hübchen, David Kross, Jacob Matschenz, Heike Makatsch, Katharina Schüttler, Friederike Kempter, Fahri Yardim und Trystan Pütter


Fox International Productions, Lieblingsfilm


Twentieth Century Fox of Germany

Neele Leana Vollmar

Born 1978, Vollmar worked as an assistant director for various film production companies after leaving school. In 2000, she started studying film at the Film Academy Baden-Württemberg in Ludwigsburg. Her graduation film Vacation from Life was shown at cinemas in 2006 and won several prizes. In the same year she co-founded the production company Royal Pony Film with Caroline Daube in Munich. The second part of the Rico & Oskar-trilogy, which she also directed, won the Kinderfilmfest Audience Award at the Filmfest Munich in 2014.

Films by Neele Leana Vollmar
Rico, Oskar und die Tieferschatten 2014 | Maria, ihm schmeckt’s nicht 2009 | Friedliche Zeiten 2008 | Urlaub vom Leben 2005 | Kurz – Der Film 2004 | Meine Eltern 2003