D'Lotti vu Bastelduerf / Lotte from Gadgetville / Leiutajateküla Lotte (Estonia/Latvia, 2006)

directed by Janno Põldma, Heiki Ernits, children animation, 81 min, Luxembourgish version

Lotte is a lively and joyful girl-dog living somewhere on the seashore. The inhabitants if the village have a unusual hobby; they all invent simple maschines and the yearly invention contest is the most important day in their calendar.

Lotte's father Oscar, works on a new invention as does his main competitor Adalbert. The day before the contest Lotte and her best friend Bruno go for a refreshing swim. They find an old book floating in the waves. It turns out to be in Japanese, with interesting pictures of rabbits in white clothes and even a bee. When they hang the book up to dry, the bee falls down from between the pages. He is sumusu, a Japanese judo assistant sensei, who was caught betwen the pages of a falling book and has travelled across the ocean.

Oscar and Lotte have a plan for how to help Susuma back home. They hear about a judo contest in Japan and all three kids join him on the journey to Japan to test their skills. Has the lively and impatient Lotte managed to leard to balance her nature with patient rehearsal?

Film in Luxembourgish (no subtitles)