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About a Girl

English title: About a Girl
Original title: Charleeen macht Schluss
German title: Charleeen macht Schluss
Germany, 2014

Director: Monheim, Mark
Production company: Imbissfilm Stehle & Rehbock
Co-producers: die Film
Age recommendation: 13 years and up

Synopsis:
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.

Festivals:
Rio de Janeiro 2014, Gijon IFF 2014 (awarded), BUFF Malmö 2015, Leeds YFF 2015, Stockholm Junior 2015, Cine-Jeune St. Quentin 2015, Kristiansand 2015, Golden Sparrow Erfurt & Gera 2015, Lucas Frankfurt 2015 (ECFA Award), Buster Copenhagen 2015, Schlingel Chemnitz 2015, Cinemagic Belfast 2015, Filem'on Brussels 2015, Zagreb FF Plus 2015, Oulu 2015, Jeugdfilmfestival Vlaanderen 2016, Galway Junior Film Fleadh 2016

Study guide: German

World sales address/es:
Global Screen (DE)

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NFP (D)