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QUALITY TIME

by Holger Haase

synopsis

You can't choose your family – which is why Conrad limits his visits with his parents to an absolute minimum. His father Carl is an irritable old coot who enjoys plucking apart Conrad's son Jonas and his wife Tamara. Preferring to leave nothing to chance, Jonas proceeds pragmatically: the code word “strawberry pie” means: time to go! At this year's birthday massacre, Conrad's mother Helene surprises them with genuine news: she has left Carl and asks Conrad to do her a favor. She wants him to pay a visit to Carl in their family home. It sounds harmless enough – until Conrad finds his father wallowing in beer cans, pizza cartons and self-pity. Yet the old geezer still finds the energy to launch venomous attacks on his son. When Carl injures himself seriously in a fall, Conrad has no choice but to move back into his old childhood room. Three generations under one roof: a chance for reconciliation – or a total disaster?

international title: Quality Time
original title: Da geht noch was!
country: Germany
sales agent: Beta Cinema
year: 2013
genre: fiction
directed by: Holger Haase
film run: 90'
release date: DE 12/09/2013
screenplay: Florian David Fitz, Jens-Frederik Otto
cast: Florian David Fitz, Henry Hübchen, Leslie Malton, Thekla Reuten, Marius V. Haas, Jamie Bick
cinematography by: Gerhard Schirlo
film editing: Ueli Christen
art director: Sarah Gerg, Bettina Morell
producer: Viola Jäger, Harald Kügler
production: Olga Film
distributor: Constantin Film
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