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AS GREEN AS IT GETS

by Florian Gallenberger

synopsis

Georg "Schorsch" Kempter is a gardener in a small Bavarian town, working day-in, day-out in his nursery, which is facing bankruptcy. He doesn't like to talk much. He never has. His marriage has long lost all its magic and on top of that, he has trouble to connect with his daughter. Only when he is flying in his own rickety biplane, Schorsch feels truly free. When the owner of the local golf course tries to cheat Schorsch for his money, claiming the shade of green of the grass Schorsch has planted on the golf course is not right, insolvency seems unavoidable. So just when his airplane is about to be impounded, Schorsch grabs the control stick and flies away in an attempt to save his plane and himself. He embarks onto a journey into the unknown, to places he has never seen before, full of odd and special encounters - and with every take-off and every landing, this tough man's heart slowly warms up to what you might call an idea of happiness.

international title: As Green as It Gets
original title: Grüner wird's nicht, sagte der Gärtner und flog davon
country: Germany
sales agent: Beta Cinema
year: 2018
genre: fiction
directed by: Florian Gallenberger
film run: 116'
release date: DE 30/08/2018
screenplay: Gernot Gricksch, Florian Gallenberger
cast: Elmar Wepper, Dagmar Manzel, Ulrich Tukur, Sunnyi Melles, Monika Baumgartner, Emma Bading, Nils Hohenhövel
cinematography by: Daniela Knapp
film editing: Sven Budelmann
art director: Erwin Prib
costumes designer: Frauke Firl
music: Enis Rotthoff
producer: Benjamin Herrmann
line producer: Buelent Nacaksiz
production: Majestic Filmproduktion, ARD Degeto Film GMBH
distributor: Majestic Filmverleih
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