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Original title eat chips
Country of production Germany
original language German
Publishing year 2012
length 85 minutes
Age rating FSK 0
Director Tina von Traben
script Tina von Traben,
Rüdiger Bertram
production Dagmar Niehage
camera Ralf M. Mendle
cut Nicole Kortlüke

Eating French Fries is a German children's film from 2012 by the director Tina von Traben . The theatrical release in Germany was on July 12, 2012.


Patty wants to be star chef, but has repeatedly in the chip shop to help out her mother. It's not going well, even though Mother Frieda inherited a legendary recipe for currywurst sauce from her father - Grandpa Frey. When Frieda collapses completely overworked and goes on cure, Patty and her younger sisters Selma and Lilo have to keep the family business going. However, since she has the chance of an internship with a star chef, the work is left to the sisters who, due to an accident, burn down the chip shop.

To save the family business, the sisters take part in a competition organized by MSV Duisburg , which is looking for a new stadium catering operator. However, Frieda's brother Uncle Walther, who runs a chain of chips stalls in the Ruhr area , but does not know his father's secret recipe, also joins this competition .

In front of the MSV stadium, shortly before the next home game, the fans will vote between Walther's Pommes King and the Frey sisters' booth.


The lexicon of international films reported that it was an "entertaining, calm and relaxed narrated family film about three likeable girls, whose winding story playfully addresses topics such as honesty, friendship and solidarity."


The film was funded by the Film- und Medienstiftung NRW , the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and Media , the Board of Trustees for Young German Film , the DFFF and nordmedia . Eating French fries celebrated its premiere on July 7, 2012 in the Lichtburg in Essen , after it was premiered as a competition entry at the German Children's Media Festival Goldener Spatz 2012.

Patty and Selma are also the names of the older sisters of Marge Simpson from the globally successful animated series The Simpsons .


Eating French fries received the rating “particularly valuable”.

The film received the film rating "Particularly valuable" from the German Film and Media Assessment .

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. Release certificate for eating french fries . Voluntary self-regulation of the film industry , April 2012 (PDF; test number: 132 686 K).
  2. Eat french fries. In: Lexicon of International Films . Film service , accessed March 2, 2017 .Template: LdiF / Maintenance / Access used 
  3. German Film and Media Rating - Eating French Fries. Retrieved July 9, 2012.