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GER21 The Kangaroo Chronicles

18+ 92 MIN
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When a talking, communist Kangaroo rings his neighbour's doorbell asking for eggs to make pancakes, a struggling musician has no clue that his life is about to turn upside down. This hilarious adaptation of German author and singer-songwriter Marc-Uwe Kling’s best-selling book The Kangaroo Chronicles features the author voicing a cheeky animated Kangaroo.

Marc-Uwe (Dimitrij Schaad) is a poor musician living in a run-down flat in Berlin-Kreuzberg. One day, the doorbell rings and he stands face to face with a talking Kangaroo. Being a staunch communist, the Kangaroo doesn't believe in private ownership and, without further ado, decides to move in with Marc-Uwe. From then on, the Kangaroo takes the reigns in Marc-Uwe’s flat and constantly challenges him with philosophical questions.

Despite their differences, Marc-Uwe and the Kangaroo ultimately unite in a fight against their common enemy: an insufferable right-wing populist politician and property investor Jörg Dwigs, who wants to build the headquarters for his far-right populist party right next to Marc-Uwe's apartment. So together with their neighbours, Marc-Uwe and the Kangaroo choose to resist and battle against gentrification.


WINNER: Best Visual Effects and Animation, German Film Awards 2020

NOMINATED: Outstanding Animated Character in a Photoreal Feature, Visual Effects Society Awards 2021


"A hilariously light anti-capitalist and anti-nationalist comedy."

- Frankfurter Allgemeine

Movie Information

Release date

Tuesday 25th May


92 min




Rosalie Thomass, Marc-Uwe Kling, Dimitrij Schaad


Dani Levy


Film Festival


German with English subtitles

Participating Cinemas

Palace Balwyn Cinema, Palace James Street, Palace Barracks, Palace Norton St, Palace Brighton Bay, Palace Cinema Como, Pentridge Cinema, Chauvel Cinema, Palace Electric, Palace Byron Bay, Palace Central Sydney, Kino Cinema, Palace Raine Square