Mängelexemplar

Mängelexemplar

Deutschland 2014-2016, Spielfilm

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Too Hard To Handle

It's no surprise when Karo is fired. She is loud, too emotional and egocentric, says her friend Anna. Karo is not one to give up easily, though: she decides to change and goes into therapy. Although her therapist advises her to keep calm, Karo throws herself into it. She wants to be Super Patient, catch up on the mourning she hasn't done, put her mother on the spot, and break up with her boyfriend Philipp. But it's all too much in one go, her strong façade breaks and she becomes depressed, to the extent that neither her pal Max nor her grandmother Bille can help her. It is only when her mother takes Karo in that she slowly pulls herself together again. She now declares war on her crisis, because "depression is a fucking event."

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Credits

Director:Laura Lackmann
Screenplay:Laura Lackmann
Director of photography:Sten Mende
Editing:Gergana Voigt
Music:Jan Weigel
  
Cast: 
Claudia EisingerKaro
Katja RiemannLuzy
Barbara SchöneOma Bille
Laura TonkeAnna
Maximilian Meyer-BretschneiderMax
Maren KroymannAnnette
Christoph LetkowskiPhilipp
Fabian PassamonteSchnurrbert
Joachim Paul AssböckOlaf Karcher
Emelie HarbrechtKaros inneres Kind
Isabel SchosnigDr. Kleve
Sebastian SchwarzArzt
Detlev BuckKaros Vater Micki
  
Production company:UFA Fiction GmbH (Potsdam)
Producer:Jochen Laube

All Credits

Director:Laura Lackmann
Assistant director:Tina Rexilius
Script supervisor:Manuela Brunner
Screenplay:Laura Lackmann
based on:Sarah Kuttner (Roman)
Director of photography:Sten Mende
Assistant camera:Yvonne Geiler
Steadycam operator:Niv Abootalebi, Martin Bock
Lighting design:Marc Lubosch
Key grip:Carsten Eisenach
Production design:Thomas Göldner
Set dresser:Frank Noack
Property master:Markus Wegner
Make-up artist:Daniel Schröder
Costume design:Juliane Maier
Editing:Gergana Voigt
Sound:Oliver Stahn
Sound assistant:Janek Kemter
Music:Jan Weigel
  
Cast: 
Claudia EisingerKaro
Katja RiemannLuzy
Barbara SchöneOma Bille
Laura TonkeAnna
Maximilian Meyer-BretschneiderMax
Maren KroymannAnnette
Christoph LetkowskiPhilipp
Fabian PassamonteSchnurrbert
Joachim Paul AssböckOlaf Karcher
Emelie HarbrechtKaros inneres Kind
Isabel SchosnigDr. Kleve
Sebastian SchwarzArzt
Detlev BuckKaros Vater Micki
  
Production company:UFA Fiction GmbH (Potsdam)
in co-production with:Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg (RBB) (Berlin + Potsdam)
in association with:Arte Deutschland TV GmbH (Baden-Baden), Cine+ Filmproduktion GmbH (Berlin), UFA Cinema GmbH (Berlin/München)
Producer:Jochen Laube
Producer (TV):Cooky Ziesche (RBB / Arte), Dagmar Mielke (rbb / Arte)
Producer:Leif Alexis
Line producer:Michael Jungfleisch
Unit production manager:Konstantinos Kapsalos
Location manager:Paul Werner
Shoot:21.10.2014-28.11.2014: Berlin
Original distributor:X Verleih AG (Berlin)
Funding:Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg GmbH (MBB) (Potsdam), Deutscher Filmförderfonds (DFFF) (Berlin), Filmförderungsanstalt (FFA) (Berlin)
Length:112 min
Format:DCP, 1:2,39
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 09.05.2016, Berlin, Kulturbrauerei;
Kinostart (DE): 12.05.2016

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Originaltitel (DE) Mängelexemplar

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Original

Length:112 min
Format:DCP, 1:2,39
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 09.05.2016, Berlin, Kulturbrauerei;
Kinostart (DE): 12.05.2016
 

Awards

Deutscher Filmpreis 2016
Lola, Beste weibliche Nebenrolle
 

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