The Mucklas ... and how they arrive at Pettson & Findus

a film by Ali Samadi Ahadi, co-directed by Markus Dietrich

Germany/Luxembourg, 2021


The Mucklas, a small group of kobold like creatures from the books and films Pettson and Findus, live unnoticed and unseen in the nostalgic and chaotic general store of the old shopkeeper Mister Hansson. After the sudden death of Mister Hansson, the cosmic disorder in which the Mucklas exist, is shattered. Three heroes, Svunja, Tjorben and his little brother Smartö, have to leave in order to find a new home where they Mucklas can live in chaos once more. The journey is packed with dangers of the outside world. The further away they wander from home, the neater and the tidier everything becomes. However our heroes do not give up in the hopes of finding the promised land for their fellow Mucklas.

Directed by

Ali Samadi Ahadi

Co-directed by

Markus Dietrich

Written by

Thomas Springer, based on Mucklas Characters created by Sven Nordqvist.


Uwe Ochsenknecht, ChrisTine Urspruch, André Jung, Stefan Kurt, Patrick Hastert, Anouk Wagener, Marco Lorenzini, Marianne Sägebrecht


Mathias Neumann

Production Design

Bertram Strauß

Costume Design

Uli Simon

Make Up Artist

Emilie Franco


Alain Goniva


Helder Loureira da Silva

Key Grip

Stéphane Thiry


André Dziezuk

Production Manager

Nadine Chaussonnière , Jörn Pott

VFX & Animation

LUXX Film GmbH, Traumhaus Studios, Red Parrot Studios, Little Dream Entertaiment, Zeilt Productions

Line Producers

Helmut G. Weber, Alexander Dumreicher-Ivanceanu

Supported by

Film Fund Luxembourg, Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, Creative Europe Media, German Federal Film Board - FFA, , Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung, Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein, MFG Filmförderung Baden-Württemberg, German Federal Film Fund (DFFF), Nordmedia Fonds, Thüringer Staatskanzlei


Thomas Springer, Helmut G. Weber, Talin Özbalik, Bady Minck, André Fetzer


Tradewind Pictures, AMOUR FOU Luxembourg, Little Dream Entertainment, Senator Entertainment