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by André Erkau


The life of the Färber family is completely unhinged after a bizarre accident leading to the mother’s death. While Markus clings onto the past and cannot come to terms with the loss of his wife, his fifteen-year-old daughter Kim runs away to Denmark with Alex, a cool guy who has dropped out of school, and visits the setting of her childhood. Together with his mother Gerlinde and her lively caretaker, Paula, Markus sets off to search for his daughter and so embarks on a journey of self-discovery.

international title: Life Is Not a Piece of Cake
original title: Das Leben ist nichts für Feiglinge
country: Germany
sales agent: Riva Filmproduktion GmbH
year: 2012
genre: fiction
directed by: André Erkau
film run: 98'
release date: DE 18/04/2013
screenplay: Gernot Gricksch
cast: Helen Woigk, Wotan Wilke Möhring, Christine Schorn, Frederick Lau, Rosalie Thomass, Edin Hasanovic
producer: Michael Eckelt
co-producer: Helge Sasse, Ulf Israel
production: Riva Filmproduktion, Senator Film Produktion, WDR Westdeutscher Rundfunk, ARTE France
backing: Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein, nordmedia Fonds, German Federal Film Fund
distributor: Senator Filmverleih

main awards/selection

Zurich Film Festival 2012 
Hamburg Film Festival 2012 
Reykjavik Film Festival 2012 

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