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by Mark Monheim


Charleen, 15, quick-witted and sassy, is Kurt Cobain’s biggest fan and wonders why “growing up” has to be so complicated. One day, feeling especially melodramatic and rebellious, she decides to pull the plug on her life. Luckily, she fails – and discovers what fun life and love can really be! 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!

international title: About a Girl
original title: Charleen macht Schluss
country: Germany
sales agent: Global Screen GmbH
year: 2015
genre: fiction
directed by: Mark Monheim
film run: 104'
release date: PL 27/03/2015, DE 06/08/2015
screenplay: Mark Monheim, Martin Rehbock
cast: Jasna Fritzi Bauer, Heike Makatsch, Aurel Manthei, Simon Schwarz
cinematography by: Daniel Schönauer
film editing: Melanie Landa, Stine Sonne Munch
costumes designer: Carola Raum
music: Sebastian Pille
producer: Martin Rehbock, Uli Aselmann
production: IMBISSFILM Stehle & Rehbock GmbH & Co. KG
backing: FFF Bayern, FFA
distributor: Spectator Marek Poznerowicz, NFP marketing & distribution GmbH

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Festival Internazionale del Film di Roma 2014 Alice nella Città

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