Mein Bruder ist ein Hund

Mein Bruder ist ein Hund
Hans-Laurin Beyerling

Hans-Laurin Beyerling

Screen Time: 30%
Role: Tobias
Age: 6 years old
Maria Ehrich

Maria Ehrich

Screen Time: 90%
Role: Marietta
Age: 10 years old


Mein Bruder ist ein Hund

My Brother Is a Dog (international: English title)
Rating: 8.6 (4 votes)
Directed: Peter Timm
Country: Germany, UK, Netherlands
Language: German
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family


Children have many wishes, and some of these are especially great ones. Marietta has just the one - she wants a dog. Her parents are not keen, especially as they have their four year old son Tobias to look after too. For years Marietta pestered her parents, but to no avail. But then, on her tenth birthday she gets a magic stone from the child the family is sponsoring in Africa. Allegedly it can fulfil a person’s greatest wish...

One day, Marietta sits on her bed with the magic stone in her hand and wishes as hard for a dog as never before - she would give everything in exchange. A minute later the most amazing thing has happened: the sweetest dog in the world is sitting outside her door. Marietta is delighted and wants to show her brother the miracle, but he seems to have disappeared. After searching frantically without success Marietta suddenly discovers a mole on the dog’s stomach, just where Tobias has one. Tobias must have turned into a dog in accordance with Marietta’s greatest wish!

Movie Reviews

Bright-eyed, waggy-tailed Tobi the schnauzer is actually the four-year-old brother, Tobias, of ten-year-old Marietta. As it happens, big sister ardently wished for a dog for her birthday but instead received a rock endowed with powers to grant her greatest wish. When she realizes what has happened, she's able to bring Tobi back. But he's having too much fun to change back into a boy.

Very clever family flick funded by British and Dutch production companies.