Eric is an 8-year-old boy, living in a youth home because of his problematic parents. Beanie is his nickname. His only wish it to go home for Christmas. Instead, he gets to spend the holiday with a wealthy family and their six-year-old daughter Mina, who wishes for a puppy and a sister. In the middle of the night, Erik und Mina encounter Santa in the family’s living room, but he is in fact a thief in disguise. Full of hopes they hide in his car, but the fake Santa gets rid of them in the middle of the city.
They embark on an extraordinary adventure and gradually become friends. Eventually, they both get what they have wished for, just not in the way they expected it.
The project was developed at the Cinekid Script Lab and Scenarnica.
[Slovenian Film Center Catalogue 2020]