Alfons Jitterbit



What would Alfons Jitterbit give to be a great athlete, a super student and an astronaut, just like Alexander Gerst. But that isn’t what his world looks like. The 11-year-old stumbles from one mishap to the next. Everyone seems to gang up on him. Unfair teachers, vicious classmates and a very strict father generally make life miserable for him – when out of the clear blue an aircraft competition offers the opportunity to participate in an astronaut camp and Alfons sees his chance: At last he can show the world what a brilliant inventor he is – particularly Emilia, the new girl in class. The only trouble is that Alfons’ rival, Nico, also decides to take part in the competition and challenges him to a dual: Are you chicken or what? In his dilemma, Alfons drags his best friend Benni, into the affair, and now there’s no way out: They have to win the competition. But how?

ALFONS JITTERBIT is an action-packed comedy about friendship, outer space, fathers and sons and the best plans for building rockets.

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Production Companies

X Filme Creative Pool

in Coproduction with N8 Filmproduktion, MDR und KiKa

Produced by
  • Jana Brandt (MDR)
  • Astrid Plenk (MDR)
  • Anke Lindemann (MDR)
  • Stephanie Dörner (MDR)

Mark Schlichter


Anja Flade-Kruse, Mark Schlichter, John Chambers


Christof Wahl


Marc Meusinger

Sound design

Kai Tebbel

Re-recording mixer

Olaf Mehl

Production Design

Anette Reuther

Costume Design

Maika Schörbel & Sonja Hesse

Hair and Make-Up

Marika Knappe


Claus Wehlisch

Children casting by

Jacqueline Rietz



Tilman Döbler

Alexandra Maria Lara

Devid Striesow

Leopold Ferdinand Schill

Lisa Moell

Ron Antony Renzenbrink

Kathraina Thalbach

Wolfgang Stumph

Bürger Lars Dietrich

Olaf Schubert

Thorsten merten

Stephanie Stumph

Louis Held

Laila und Rosa Meinecke

Tobi Krell

Helmut Roßmann

Alexander Gerst