Charleen macht Schluss

Deutschland 2013/2014 Spielfilm

Summary

Charleen, nearly 16, is one of those teens who seem to carry the weight of the world on their shoulders. Maybe it's her traineeship at an undertaker's, or her passion for Kurt Cobain – Charleen seems drawn to the darker regions, even though she won’t pass up such Hollywood-worthy, communion-with-nature moments like getting soaked in the rain. Her mom thinks something's wrong with her, but Charleen only wants to be left in peace. One day, feeling especially melodramatic and rebellious, she decides to call it quits with life. Luckily, her botched suicide attempt doesn't take her to the hereafter, but to the here-in-the-hospital. Now comes real stress – with her crazy family, a creepy therapist, a by-the-book social worker, a perplexed best friend and a classroom full of idiots. But wait a minute, there's also Linus, the school nerd whom she meets at the therapist's. Weird for sure, but somehow caring, interested and fun to be with. In fact, life is really starting to be fun. After her first kiss with Linus and their first tentative embraces, it dawns on Charleen that the opposite of death is love – and that life deserves a second chance.

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!

Source: German Films Service & Marketing GmbH

 

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Credits

All Credits

Director

Assistant director

Script supervisor

Director of photography

Assistant camera

2nd Camera unit

Steadycam operator

Still photography

Lighting design

Key grip

Storyboard

Property master

Stand-by props

Make-up artist

Costume design

Costumes

Sound assistant

Special effects

Stunt co-ordinator

Cast

Producer

Unit production manager

Production coordinator

Post-production

Shoot

    • 16.07.2013 - 03.09.2013: Bamberg, Fürth, Gröbenzell, München
Duration:
105 min
Format:
DCP, 1:2,35
Video/Audio:
Farbe, Dolby
Censorship/Age rating:

FSK-Prüfung (DE): 07.10.2014, 147306, ab 12 Jahre/feiertagsfrei

Screening:

Uraufführung (BR): September 2014, Rio de Janeiro, Film Festival;
Erstaufführung (DE): 23.01.2015, Saarbrücken, Max-Ophüls-Preis;
Kinostart (DE): 06.08.2015

Titles

  • Arbeitstitel (DE) Charleen macht Schluss
  • Originaltitel (DE) About a Girl

Versions

Original

Duration:
105 min
Format:
DCP, 1:2,35
Video/Audio:
Farbe, Dolby
Censorship/Age rating:

FSK-Prüfung (DE): 07.10.2014, 147306, ab 12 Jahre/feiertagsfrei

Screening:

Uraufführung (BR): September 2014, Rio de Janeiro, Film Festival;
Erstaufführung (DE): 23.01.2015, Saarbrücken, Max-Ophüls-Preis;
Kinostart (DE): 06.08.2015

Awards

Filmfest Emden Norderney 2015
  • NDR Filmpreis für den Nachwuchs
  • Bernhard Wicki Preis
Filmkunstfest Mecklenburg-Vorpommern 2015
  • Leo, Kinder- und Jugendfilmwettbewerb, Bester Film
Festival International Ciné-Jeune de l'Aisne 2015
  • Lobende Erwähnung
Bayerischer Filmpreis 2015
  • Pierrot, Beste Nachwuchsdarstellerin
FBW 2014
  • Prädikat: besonders wertvoll
Filmfestival Gijon 2014
  • Young Audience Award
Filmfest Emden Norderney 2013
  • Emder Drehbuchpreis