Nonni and Manni

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Television series
German title Nonni and Manni
Original title Nonni and Manni
Country of production Iceland , Norway ,
Germany ,
United Kingdom
original language English
Year (s) 1988
length 50 minutes
Episodes 6th
genre Children and youth television series
idea Jón Sveinsson
music Klaus Doldinger
First broadcast December 26, 1988 on ZDF

Nonni and Manni was the ZDF - Christmas series in 1988 and was created as a co-production between Iceland , Norway and Germany on the basis of the book by the same name Jón Sveinsson . The director was Ágúst Guðmundsson . The film was shot near the old houses on the island of Flatey in Breiðafjörður .


The story takes place in Iceland in 1848. Nonni and Manni are living with their mother and grandmother on a farm when one day a stranger turns up with bad news of their father's death. Harald, the stranger's name, is quickly seen as the murderer of a rich farmer, but Nonni and Manni don't believe this and keep him hidden.

The German film and media rating FBW in Wiesbaden awarded the series the title valuable.

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