Little Maria is crushed when her new bike is stolen. Officer Rikhard, a file clerk, is eager to take the case but needs a police car to get around in. Maria wishes on a shooting star and the heavens send a talking Volkswagen Beetle (vintage) with eyes for headlights and a playful, childlike view of the world. Together, Maria, Rikhard, and Pelle the police car hunt down the bike thieves. The fairy-tale locations are beautiful, and the action is exciting without being too intense for youngsters. Thomas Kaiser directed this 2002 Norwegian children's feature, in Norwegian with subtitles. 75 min.