Synopsis by Sandra Brennan
Small and twitchy 13-year-old Markus, "Mouse" to his classmates, hates being short. His best friend Sigmund, who is unusually tall and muscular, also feels the odd man out. One day they are on a school-sponsored mountain hike when the boys start talking about the world's most sexy actresses. Their favorites are Sharon Stone, Melanie Griffith and voluptuous Diana Mortensen, an actress unknown to Markus. The others explain that she is a Norwegian actress who has found success in the Hollywood-produced soap Money and Power and according to the fanzines is dating Robert DeNiro. They then show him a nude picture of Diana and Markus falls head-over-heels in love. On a whim, Markus decides to write Mortensen. Thinking she wouldn't bother responding to someone so young, he pretends he is a wealthy millionaire. Sure enough she writes back and a friendship results. Markus couldn't be happier until he learns that she has been released from the show and is planning to return to Norway. To make matters worse, she is just dying to meet him. This bittersweet coming-of-age comedy is primarily aimed at a younger audience.
actor, deception, friendship, handicap, hiking, love, millionaire, pen-pals