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TRANSPAPA

by Sarah-Judith Mettke

synopsis

Fifteen-year-old Maren wants to get away – far away. Aside from all the boys thinking she’s frigid, her recently love-struck mother is driving her round the twist. But she also has a father who she hasn’t seen for years. When Maren decides to get in touch with him, her mother finally spills the beans: He now goes by the name of Sophia and lives as a woman – just what she needs! Irrespective of her vexation, Maren risks a meeting and finds in Sophia a person just as hormonal and puerile as herself – a person who would actually prefer to be her best friend, at best even her mother.

original title: Transpapa
country: Germany
year: 2012
genre: fiction
directed by: Sarah-Judith Mettke
film run: 90'
release date: DE 22/11/2012
screenplay: Sarah-Judith Mettke
cast: Luisa Sappelt, Devid Striesow, Sandra Borgmann, Fritzi Haberlandt, Damian Hardung, Ron Holzschuh
cinematography by: Philipp Haberlandt
film editing: Kaya Inan
costumes designer: Emilie Kohler
music: Christopher Bremus
producer: Jochen Laube
production: Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg
distributor: BesserAlsEcht
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