About a Girl

About a Girl

Deutschland 2013/2014, Spielfilm

Inhalt

Charleen, nearly 16, is one of those teens who seem to carry the weight of the world on their shoulders. Maybe it's her traineeship at an undertaker's, or her passion for Kurt Cobain – Charleen seems drawn to the darker regions, even though she won’t pass up such Hollywood-worthy, communion-with-nature moments like getting soaked in the rain. Her mom thinks something's wrong with her, but Charleen only wants to be left in peace. One day, feeling especially melodramatic and rebellious, she decides to call it quits with life. Luckily, her botched suicide attempt doesn't take her to the hereafter, but to the here-in-the-hospital. Now comes real stress – with her crazy family, a creepy therapist, a by-the-book social worker, a perplexed best friend and a classroom full of idiots. But wait a minute, there's also Linus, the school nerd whom she meets at the therapist's. Weird for sure, but somehow caring, interested and fun to be with. In fact, life is really starting to be fun. After her first kiss with Linus and their first tentative embraces, it dawns on Charleen that the opposite of death is love – and that life deserves a second chance.

This upbeat, feel-good young-adult film stars sensational break-out star Jasna Fritzi Bauer alongside Emmy-nominated Heike Makatsch ("Love, actually"; "Hilde") in a spot-on depiction of a teen who revises her view on life after her failed suicide attempt. This fun and touching debut, directed by Mark Monheim, is a cheeky plea for love of life, even if life rarely turns out the way we expected!

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Credits

All Credits

Director:Mark Monheim
Assistant director:Jason M. Wiedenfeld
Script supervisor:Patricia Leray
Screenplay:Mark Monheim, Martin Rehbock
Director of photography:Daniel Schönauer
Assistant camera:Ken MacDonald
2nd Camera unit:Jana Lämmerer
Steadycam operator:Tom Schiller
Still photography:Bastian Fischer, Raymond Roemke
Lighting design:Ralph von Zündt
Key grip:Florian Hellwig
Production design:Cinzia Fossati, Christina Heidelmeier
Storyboard:Daniel Schönauer
Property master:Paul Spitzkopf
Stand-by props:Nadine Garcia Poó Weyh
Make-up artist:Raimund Vetter, Annika Rahner
Costume design:Carola Raum
Costumes:Gloria Ambros
Editing:Stine Munch, Melanie Landa
Sound design:Christoph von Schönburg
Sound:Daniel Seiler, Attila Makai
Sound assistant:Berthold Posch
Special effects:Daniel Reger
Stunt co-ordinator:Markus Pütterich
Casting:Stefany Pohlmann
Music:Sebastian Pille
  
Cast: 
Jasna Fritzi BauerCharleen
Sandro LohmannLinus
Heike MakatschSabine
Simon SchwarzVolker
Aurel MantheiJeff
Lauritz GreveOscar
Dorothea WaldaOma Emmi
Nikolaus FreiTherapeut
Amelie Plaas-LinkIsa
Lilly ForgáchIsas Mutter
Michael GempartBestatter Kurt
Heike KoslowskiFrau Richter
Jens NünnemannKai Martini
Horst SachtlebenPfarrer
Katharina SpieringFrau Erdmann
Rafael GareisenTim
Carolin WeberSchwester Manu
Jörg WitteHerr Friebel
  
Production company:IMBISSFILM Stehle & Rehbock GmbH & Co. KG (Nürnberg/Lübeck)
in co-production with:die film gmbh (München), Bayerischer Rundfunk (BR) (München)
Producer:Martin Rehbock
Co-Producer:Dieter Ulrich Aselmann, Birgit Metz, Claudia Gladziejewski, Tobias Schultze
Producer (TV):Birgit Metz, Claudia Gladziejewski, Tobias Schultze
Unit production manager:Andreas Ch. Tönnessen
Location manager:Moritz Wos, David Müller (Motiv), Melanie Kniepändl (Set)
Production coordinator:Beate Sperber
Post-production:Sophia Aldenhoven
Shoot:16.07.2013-03.09.2013: Bamberg, Fürth, Gröbenzell, München
Original distributor:NFP Marketing & Distribution (Berlin)
Funding:Filmförderungsanstalt (FFA) (Berlin), Deutscher Filmförderfonds (DFFF) (Berlin), FilmFernsehFonds Bayern GmbH (FFFB) (München)
Length:105 min
Format:DCP, 1:2,35
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 07.10.2014, 147306, ab 12 Jahre/feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (BR): 09.2014, Rio de Janeiro, Film Festival;
Erstaufführung (DE): 23.01.2015, Saarbrücken, Max-Ophüls-Preis;
Kinostart (DE): 06.08.2015

Titles

Originaltitel (DE) About a Girl
Arbeitstitel (DE) Charleen macht Schluss

Versions

Original

Length:105 min
Format:DCP, 1:2,35
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 07.10.2014, 147306, ab 12 Jahre/feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (BR): 09.2014, Rio de Janeiro, Film Festival;
Erstaufführung (DE): 23.01.2015, Saarbrücken, Max-Ophüls-Preis;
Kinostart (DE): 06.08.2015
 

Awards

Filmfest Emden Norderney 2015
NDR Filmpreis für den Nachwuchs
Bernhard Wicki Preis
 
Filmkunstfest Mecklenburg-Vorpommern 2015
Leo, Kinder- und Jugendfilmwettbewerb, Bester Film
 
Festival International Ciné-Jeune de l'Aisne 2015
Lobende Erwähnung
 
Bayerischer Filmpreis 2015
Pierrot, Beste Nachwuchsdarstellerin
 
FBW 2014
Prädikat: besonders wertvoll
 
Filmfestival Gijon 2014
Young Audience Award
 
Filmfest Emden Norderney 2013
Emder Drehbuchpreis