Coconut Hero

Coconut Hero

Deutschland / Kanada 2014/2015, Spielfilm

Inhalt

The story of Mike Tyson. Not the boxer, a different one. It is not easy being a teenager and Mike, 16-years-old, is having the very worst of times. He lives with his mother Cynthia, a notorious nagger, in Faintville, a town based around the timber industry, set in its days and ways, deep in the Canadian forests. He has no father, no friends, not even a favorite food. Basically, his sole wish is to vanish from the face of the earth.

One day, Mike decides to put an end to the cynical joke that fate has played on him, or life as it is called in other words: he places his own obituary and shoots himself! To his greatest disappointment he wakes up the next day not in heaven but at the local hospital. And suddenly Mike's fate takes a very dif­ferent turn when, during a routine examina­tion, the doctors discover a plum-sized tumor in his head. Mike can scarcely believe his luck and keeps the illness to himself so as to avoid undergoing the operation that would save him. Staring death directly in the eyes, how­ever, changes Mike's view of life. For example, it causes him to re-evaluate his opinion of the crazy and enchanting Miranda, the first human being who appears to understand him. And slowly but surely, Mike develops a completely new wish.

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Credits

Director:Florian Cossen
Screenplay:Elena von Saucken
Director of photography:Brendan Steacy
Editing:Philipp Thomas
Music:Matthias Klein
  
Cast: 
Alex OzerovMike Tyson
Bea SantosMiranda
Krista BridgesCynthia
Sebastian SchipperFrank
Jim AnnanPastor
R.D. ReidBestattungsunternehmer
David TompaSozialarbeiter Steven
Jeff ClarkeArzt
Udo KierTherapeut Mr. Morrow
  
Production company:UFA Fiction GmbH (Potsdam), Six Island Productions (CA)
Producer:Paul Scherzer, Fabian Maubach, Jochen Laube

All Credits

Director:Florian Cossen
Screenplay:Elena von Saucken
Director of photography:Brendan Steacy
Production design:Nazgol Goshtasbpour
Make-up artist:Jessica Panetta
Costume design:Brenda Broer
Editing:Philipp Thomas
Sound design:Rainer Heesch
Sound:David Ottier
Audio mixing:Tobias Fleig
Casting:John Buchan, Jason Knight, Simone Bär
Music:Matthias Klein
  
Cast: 
Alex OzerovMike Tyson
Bea SantosMiranda
Krista BridgesCynthia
Sebastian SchipperFrank
Jim AnnanPastor
R.D. ReidBestattungsunternehmer
David TompaSozialarbeiter Steven
Jeff ClarkeArzt
Udo KierTherapeut Mr. Morrow
  
Production company:UFA Fiction GmbH (Potsdam), Six Island Productions (CA)
in co-production with:UFA Cinema GmbH (Berlin/München), Cine+ Filmproduktion GmbH (Berlin)
in association with:Südwestrundfunk (SWR) (Baden-Baden), Arte G.E.I.E. (Straßburg), Hessischer Rundfunk (HR) (Frankfurt am Main)
Producer:Paul Scherzer, Fabian Maubach, Jochen Laube
Co-Producer:Wolf Bauer, Sidney Chiu, Frank Evers, Helge Neubronner, Jörg Schulze
Producer (TV):Brigitte Dithard (SWR), Barbara Häbe (Arte), Jörg Himstedt (HR)
Line producer:Michael Jungfleisch
Shoot:01.08.2014-18.09.2014: Ontario, Geraldton, Sault St. Marie,; :
Original distributor:Majestic Filmverleih GmbH (Berlin)
Funding:MFG Medien- und Filmgesellschaft Baden-Württemberg mbH (Stuttgart), Deutscher Filmförderfonds (DFFF) (Berlin), Filmförderungsanstalt (FFA) (Berlin), Ontario Media Development Corporation (Toronto), Northern Ontario Heritage Fund (CA)
Format:DCP, 16:9
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 09.07.2015, 152893, ab 12 Jahre / feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 28.06.2015, München, Filmfest;
Kinostart (DE): 13.08.2015

Titles

Originaltitel (DE) Coconut Hero

Versions

Original

Format:DCP, 16:9
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 09.07.2015, 152893, ab 12 Jahre / feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 28.06.2015, München, Filmfest;
Kinostart (DE): 13.08.2015
 

Awards

FBW 2015
Prädikat: wertvoll