NoBody's Perfect

NoBody's Perfect

Deutschland 2007/2008, Dokumentarfilm

Inhalt

NoBody′s Perfect

The documentary NoBody′s Perfect follows Niko von Glasow as he looks for eleven people who, like him, were born disabled due to the disastrous side-effects of Thalidomide, and who are prepared to pose for a book of photos. And to pose naked – to allow those who regularly throw furtive glances at Thalidomiders and other physically disabled people, to take a good, long look. In the process, Niko discovers many fascinating characters who work in such diverse areas as politics, the media, sport, astrophysics and acting. Characters who have learned to live with their disability to an impressive level of "normality".

With a darkly humorous touch, and no deference to political correctness, NoBody′s Perfect explores the specific problems which these twelve extraordinary people have faced during childhood, adolescence and adulthood, and shows them reacting with curiosity, enthusiasm or (like Niko himself) horror towards the project. As the film approaches its climax – the photoshoots – von Glasow completes the picture with scenes showing his unsuccessful attempts to make contact with the chemical company Gruenenthal, to talk about Thalidomide and its effects. Von Glasow presents an impressive portrayal of the sensitivities and feelings of disabled people, and our society′s reactions to them.

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Credits

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Director:Niko von Glasow
Assistant director:Stephen Kennedy
Screenplay:Andrew Emerson, Kiki von Glasow, Niko von Glasow
Director of photography:Ania Dabrowska, Andreas Köhler
Still photography:Ania Dabrowska, Niko von Glasow
Set design:Henrike Müller
Make-up artist:Nancy Friedrich, Claudia Reiter
Editing:Mechthild Barth, Mathias Dombrink
Sound design:Claas Berger
Sound:Claas Berger
Production company:Palladio Film GmbH & Co. KG (Köln)
in co-production with:Westdeutscher Rundfunk (WDR) (Köln)
Producer:Niko von Glasow, Anne-Sophie Quancard, Frank Henschke
Executive producer:Ewa Borowski
Production assistant:Jens Kaulen, Julian Kazmierczak, Jan Stollenwerk
Production manager:Jürgen Brock Mildenberger
Shoot:20.04.2007-15.05.2007: London, Belfast
Original distributor:Ventura Film GmbH (Thüngersheim)
Length:2381 m, 87 min
Format:35mm
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 26.06.2008, 114319, ohne Altersbeschränkung / feiertagsfrei
Screening:Aufführung (CH): 10.08.2008, Locarno, IFF;
Kinostart (DE): 11.09.2008

Titles

Originaltitel (DE) NoBody's Perfect

Versions

Original

Length:2381 m, 87 min
Format:35mm
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 26.06.2008, 114319, ohne Altersbeschränkung / feiertagsfrei
Screening:Aufführung (CH): 10.08.2008, Locarno, IFF;
Kinostart (DE): 11.09.2008
 

Awards

Deutscher Filmpreis 2009
Lola, Bester Dokumentarfilm