OT: OSTWIND | Feature Film | 2013

Together we are free

Mika (Hanna Binke) is in a rage. Not only did she fail her final exams but she and her best friend Fanny managed to set her teachers car on fire! Accidentally of course, but that doesn’t prevent her parents (Nina Kronjäger and Jürgen Vogel) from canceling the previously planned summer camp. Instead Mika is cast off to the countryside, where her strict grandmother (Cornelia Froboess) runs a stable and will supervise her granddaughter all summer. Even though Mika has never cared for horses in her life, she is not going to spend all summer looked up studying or working under the instructions of stable-boy Sam (Marvin Linke). Within the darkest corner of the stables Mika finds the wild and skittish stallion WINDSTORM. Neither Michelle (Marla Menn), the most qualified Equestrian of the stables, nor Mikas grandmother have managed to tame the ferocious beast. Magically magnetized by the fearful animal Mika sneaks, despite all warnings, into the stallions stall. Igniting an unusual friendship, through which Mika discovers her true passion and talent: She can communicate with horses! But will she manage, against all odds, to tame Windstorm?


  • German Film Award 2014 “Best Children’s Film”
  • Bavarian Film Award 2013 “Best Family Film”
  • Children’s Media Award 2013 “The White Elephant”
  • Nomination European Film Academy “Young Audience Award”
  • Nomination Screenplay Price Kindertiger 2013
  • Nomination Hessischer Filmpreis 2013
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Release Date: March 21st, 2013
Distributor: Constantin Film


Director: Katja von Garnier
Producer: Ewa Karlström , Andreas Ulmke-Smeaton
Co-Producers: Martin Moszkowicz, Constantin Film
Writers: Kristina Magdalena Henn und Lea Schmidbauer
Line Producer: Karlheinz Ganzer
Production Management: Elke Sasserath
Cinematographer: Torsten Breuer
Film Editing: Dirk Grau
Music: Annette Focks
Production Design: Carola Gauster
Costume Design: Mika Braun
Make Up: René Jordan, Heidi Lauser
Sound: Michael Busch
Casting: Stefany Pohlmann Casting


Hanna Binke: Mika Schwarz
Marvin Linke: Sam
Cornelia Froboess: Maria Kaltenbach
Tilo Prückner: Herr Kaan
Nina Kronjäger: Elisabeth Schwarz
Jürgen Vogel: Philipp Schwarz
Marla Menn: Michelle
Henriette Morawe: Tinka
Amber Bongard: Fanny
Detlev Buck: Dr. Anders
Peter Meinhardt: Landestrainer Hessen

Financed with support from:

Hessen Invest Film, FFF Bayern, nordmedia, FFA, DFFF