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Year of Production 2017

Axolotl Overkill

English title: Axolotl Overkill
Original title: Axolotl Overkill
German title: Axolotl Overkill
Germany, 2017

Director: Hegemann, Helene
Production company: Vandertastic, Constantin
Co-producers: RBB, BR
Age recommendation: 16 years and up
Length: 94 min.
Film genre: Feature film

Synopsis:
Mifti is sixteen, looks like she’s twelve, acts like she’s in her mid-thirties, and has lived with her half-siblings in a shared Berlin apartment since the death of her mother. Her father considers terrorism a contemporary career and is more interested in art than people; given this backdrop, going to school makes less sense than living life between parties, drugs, affairs and kitchen-table polemics. She's wild, sad, sensitive and in love. The adults she meets are one thing only by comparison: desperate. Either because the world is about to go under, or because they don't know what to wear and how to dress. So Mifti has to grow up on her own, one way or another.

Marketing strategies:
Based on Helene Hegemann's novel "Axolotl Roadkill"

Festivals:
Sundance IFF 2017, Sydney IFF 2017, Karlovy Vary 2017, Melbourne IFF 2017, Palic 2017 (awarded), Wroclaw 2017, CPH PIX 2017, Stockholm 2017, Schlingel Chemnitz 2017 (awarded), Juniorfest Plzen 2017

World sales address/es:
Match Factory (D)

Sold to:
Constantin (DE)
Constantin (AT)
Aerofilms