Greetings from Mars

When their mother has to go to China on business, headstrong Tom (10) and his siblings Elmar (13) and Nina (15) come to visit their grandparents in the flat countryside. But grandma and grandpa still need to remember the grandchildren's visit. The only thing that helps Tom is to see the whole thing as preparation for his Mars mission.

Tom is ten and different from the other children. He doesn't like change, red things, and anything loud quickly becomes too much for him. His specialty is space. He loves running around in his astronaut suit and likes to wear a helmet in challenging situations. When his mother unexpectedly has to go to China, Tom has to move with his siblings Nina (15) and Elmar (13) for six weeks to Grandma and Grandpa in the countryside in Lunau. This is a disaster for Tom. But to make sure he makes it anyway, his mother gives him a logbook and suggests that he see the trip to his grandparents as a trial Mars mission. Tom's greatest wish is to be the first person to fly there. "If you can do Grandma and Grandpa," his mother assures him, "you can definitely do Mars." And so Tom unceremoniously appoints his permanently phoning sister Nina as a radio operator and the hyperactive Elmar as first officer. Together with his crew, he tries to explore the planet Lunau and to understand grandma and grandpa, who seem to live by their own rules. 

GREETINGS FROM MARS is a funny and touching comedy about the big goals of an outsider whose otherness is at the same time his secret strength and which brings together two generations that at first face each other like beings from strange planets.

Feature Film
In production
90 minutes
Sarah Winkenstette
Director of Photography
Jakob Berger
Production Design
Susanna Haneder
Costume Design
Petra Kilia
Christoph Köpf
Leitwolf Filmproduktion
Kinescope Film
Anette Unger
Sven Rudat
Matthias Greving
Production Manager
Sandra Böttger
Freddy Keunecke
Holger Hermesmeyer (NDR)
Patricia Vasapollo (HR)
Stefan Pfäffle (KIKA)
Farbfilm Verleih
MOIN Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein
Filmförderungsanstalt FFA
nordmedia - Film- und Mediengesellschaft Niedersachsen/Bremen
Film- und Medienstiftung NRW