Based on the children’s book series of the same name
The film is based on the French children’s book series of the same name, originally called “Le petit Nicolas”. The author is René Goscinny (“Asterix”), the exciting and sensitive stories were illustrated by Jean-Jacques Sempé. Published between 1959 and 1964, the books tell the everyday experiences of a little boy named Nick.
The special feature: The stories are considered an early example of modern children’s literature, in which the focus is on the child’s and not the adult world view. The humor of the sometimes subversive stories results not least from this childlike perspective, which often goes hand in hand with a misinterpretation of the behavior of the adults. In the end, however, the weak points of both world perceptions are mostly exposed.