Alex is a bright, but dreamy boy. At a school meeting he is reprimanded by the principal for coming too late to school on too many occasions. His achievements in sports are not mentioned and this annoys him. His sports teacher puts all his hopes on Alex as he is the school's biggest hope to winning the gold medal at the next inter-school tournament. The next morning Alex leaves for school, together with his friend Maren. Although he leaves the house on time he soon get's distracted as there is so much to see on the way to the school. There is, for example, the horse keeper. A nice old man who is driving with his old horse and the carriage. And he meets the pupils of the other school that participates in the tournament. In his fantasy, his bike becomes a horse and the bad guys want to steal the gold (medals). In his quest to thwart the robbing, his American-Indian blood brother Red Milan is there to assist.
Director: Rolf Losansky.
Cast: Frank Träger, Iris Riffert, Klaus Piontek, Barbara Schnitzler, Dieter Franke, Fritz Marquardt, Gojko Mitic, Klaus Manchen, Günter Schubert, Ellen Hellwig, Rolf Hoppe, Alfred Struwe, Jörg Panknin.
DDR, DEFA, 1982.
|Der lange Ritt zur Schule. 1982.