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4 Against Z 

4 gegen Z (original title)
Four children with their magical gifts must defeat the evil magician Zanrelot for taking over their city.




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Series cast summary:
Andreas Pietschmann ...  Matreus 41 episodes, 2005-2007
Udo Kier ...  Zanrelot 41 episodes, 2005-2007
Lucas Gregorowicz Lucas Gregorowicz ...  Jona 40 episodes, 2005-2007
Jessica Rusch Jessica Rusch ...  Karo Lehnhoff 27 episodes, 2005-2006
Carolyn McGregor Carolyn McGregor ...  Leonie Lehnhoff 27 episodes, 2005-2006
Jonas Nay ...  Otti Sörensen 27 episodes, 2005-2006
Kevin Stevan Kevin Stevan ...  Pinkas Sörensen 27 episodes, 2005-2006
Karoline Eichhorn ...  Julia Lehnhoff 27 episodes, 2005-2006
Siegfried Terpoorten ...  Sascha Sörensen 27 episodes, 2005-2006
Eva-Maria Hagen ...  Hedda Sörensen 26 episodes, 2005-2006
Monica Bleibtreu Monica Bleibtreu ...  Sophie-Elise 14 episodes, 2007
Anton Baengs Anton Baengs ...  Jakob 14 episodes, 2007
Leonie Landa Leonie Landa ...  Finja 14 episodes, 2007
Lukas Kieback Lukas Kieback ...  David 14 episodes, 2007
Johanna Berger Johanna Berger ...  Emilia 14 episodes, 2007
Ben Daniel Jöhnk Ben Daniel Jöhnk ...  Juri 14 episodes, 2007
Fiona Coors Fiona Coors ...  Hanna 12 episodes, 2007


Four children with their magical gifts must defeat the evil magician Zanrelot for taking over their city.

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9 April 2005 (Germany) See more »

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Great script, convincing actors!
20 February 2016 | by dahmenjudithSee all my reviews

When "4 gegen Z" was originally broadcasted in 2005, I was already in my early twenties, but my neighbors' kids, 6 and 8 years old at that time, loved the series, and since it sometimes frightened the little one, I often stayed and watched along as "mental support" - at least that's what I used as an excuse to watch it myself.

To be honest, "4 gegen Z" was one of the very few children series at that time which provided a well-written script and good actors altogether, that's why I even enjoyed it despite my age.

Of course, being an adult, you always know that everything will be fine again at the end of an episode, but the kids don't know that, and since the stories are so enthralling, and the villains are portrayed so convincingly by Udo Kier & Andreas Pietschmann, you can't help but to share the thrill with the four guardians. Even the four children actors of the first two seasons (I think I've never watched the third!)grow into their characters within the first few episodes and become very believable, not as wooden and drawling as most of the German children actors nowadays.

Actually, the only censure I'll give this series is one for the very cheap set design in the underworld. Sometimes, I felt a bit sorry for Mr. Kier & Mr. Pietschmann, when they had to show their acting skills in front of cheap sets, unrealistic special effects, or these awkward Zanreloten with their ridiculous papier-mâché helmets.

Anyway: If you manage to overlook this flaw, then "4 gegen Z" was one of the most enthralling children series of the past decade, and I wish German TV would broadcast it again (or upload all episodes to Youtube like it was done with "Die Pfefferkörner"), because if I zap through children's TV nowadays, I have to switch channels within moments to keep my head from banging the wall from all that stupidity.

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