The Peppercorns and the Curse of the Black King

On their class trip, Mia and Benny investigate a mysterious curse. Did farm boy Luca bring the curse of the Black King on his family when he was trying to find the fabled hoard? Together they uncover an evil plot?

An action-packed, daring adventure in which clever kids turn into sharp investigators and follow the trail to an evil multi-national corporation? Surprising twists and turns keep the audience on the edge of their seats. Starring an excellent young cast, THE PEPPERCORNS AND THE CURSE OF THE BLACK KING is helmed by hit kids' director Christian Theede ("Time Heroes").

Twelve-year-old Mia and her classmate Benny take a class trip to the Gruber Family's mountain ranch, where they begin to suspect something's fishy: Mysterious witching symbols appear, the Gruber's cattle falls sick, the well water turns black and the barn burns down. What the heck is going on here? Are they being haunted by an evil mountain spirit? Or is someone trying to put the Grubers out of business? Mia and Benny get unexpected support from their new classmate Johannes, whom Mia can't stand because she thinks he's full of himself. But Johannes soon turns out to be a brilliant logical thinker. Together they follow their handful of clues and leads: How did the poison the kids found wind up in the stable? What is the new cook hiding, and why? And what about the Mayor, who wants to get at the Gruber's property? Young Luca Gruber blames himself for trying to find the fabled Hoard of the Black King up on the mountain. Did he bring the curse of the Black King on his family? But Mia is too sensible to believe in fairy tales?


German Film Music Award 2018 for composer Mario Schneider for the song "Räuber und Gangster"