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Christmas Winter Wonderland (2014)

WDR Christmas Winter Wonderland

Winter casts a very special, magical spell. It’s a time for cosy traditions and customs: snowmen come to life, Santas wander through brightly-lit Christmas markets, much to the delight of the children.
But indigenous animal life pays no heed to this human idyll. For them, winter is a time of austerity. Squirrels, boars and lynx all have their own strategy for surviving the winter. But despite an amazing ability to adapt, the fight for survival is hard and can often only be won with the help of human beings.
The film takes us on a journey through a wintry landscape in Germany – underscored by a childlike enthusiasm for the cold season. Snow-covered fairy-tale landscapes, unusual wildlife stories and touching tales about animals create a special heart-warming winter atmosphere that not even adults can escape: Contemplative, amusing and fascinating all at the same time, the film lyrically illustrates the charm of an enchanting Christmas Winter Wonderland.

Produced by Marco Polo Film AG in Coproduction with WDR German TV

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