The Pasta Detectives (Rico, Oskar und die Tieferschatten)

Outreach Programme / Germany / 2015 Drama / 93 mins / 12+

A study guide will be available.

Presented in co-operation with the Goethe-Institut Irland

Searching for the owner of a “lost and found macaroni” the ‘lowly gifted’ Rico meets the highly gifted, crash-helmet-wearing Oskar and the two become friends for life. Rico might not know his right from his left hand, but he has a talent for noticing things, particularly with his new friend. With the notorious kidnapper
‘Mr. 2000’ at large, can Rico and Oskar stop him?

A huge hit in Germany, this heart-warming tale is adapted from the first novel in Andreas Steinhöfel’s best-selling trilogy.

The film was screened at numerous festivals and has received many awards including the German Film Award for the best children’s film (2015).

Director Nelle Leana Vollmar
Cast Anton Petzold, Juri Winkler, Karoline Herfurth

German with English subtitles

Key Study Areas
German Junior Cycle / Society and Culture