Axolotl Overkill

Axolotl Overkill

Deutschland 2015/2016, Spielfilm

Inhalt

Mifti is a beautiful and reckless 16-year-old girl. Her mother is dead, and her wealthy, eccentric father is too self-absorbed to be responsible for her. Mifti has no use for peers her own age, and being aware of the sexual power she wields with her looks and youth, she immerses herself in a world of adults of questionable character. Lovesick over an elusive older woman, she strikes up a friendship with Ophelia, an actress, and together they test their limits through Berlin‘s nightlife and extreme partying. Writer/director Helene Hegemann, whose novel "Axolotl Roadkill" was a controversial best-seller in Germany, makes an astonishingly accomplished and stylish debut feature.

With its soul and R & B soundtrack, this tightly and kinetically edited tale of youthful excess and exuberance is a trippy, picaresque ride through adolescent impulses and desires. Jasna Fritzi Bauer makes an indelible impression as she balances toughness and vulnerability, perfectly capturing a girl’s search for love and her ultimate realization of needing to free herself in order to move forward.

Source: German Films Service GmbH

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Credits

Director:Helene Hegemann
Screenplay:Helene Hegemann
Director of photography:Manuel Dacosse
Editing:Bettina Böhler
Music:Milena Fessmann
  
Cast: 
Jasna Fritzi BauerMifti
Arly JoverAlice
Mavie HörbigerOphelia
Laura TonkeAnika
Julius FeldmeierEdmond
Nikolai KinskiHerr Kroschinske
Sabine VituaDesiree
Tom LassLasse
Hans LöwAlices Ex-Mann
Hanns ZischlerLaudator Filmpreis
  
Production company:Vandertastic (Berlin)
Producer:Hanneke M. van der Tas, Alain de la Mata

All Credits

Director:Helene Hegemann
Screenplay:Helene Hegemann
based on:Helene Hegemann (Roman "Axolotl Roadkill")
Director of photography:Manuel Dacosse
Production design:Sylvester Koziolek
Make-up artist:Carina Hohenhoff
Costume design:Anette Guther
Editing:Bettina Böhler
Sound:Tobias Rüther
Casting:Karen Wendland
Music:Milena Fessmann
  
Cast: 
Jasna Fritzi BauerMifti
Arly JoverAlice
Mavie HörbigerOphelia
Laura TonkeAnika
Julius FeldmeierEdmond
Nikolai KinskiHerr Kroschinske
Sabine VituaDesiree
Tom LassLasse
Hans LöwAlices Ex-Mann
Hanns ZischlerLaudator Filmpreis
  
Production company:Vandertastic (Berlin)
in co-production with:Constantin Film GmbH (München), Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg (RBB) (Berlin + Potsdam), Bayerischer Rundfunk (BR) (München)
Producer:Hanneke M. van der Tas, Alain de la Mata
Co-Producer:Constanze Guttmann, Friederich Oetker
Producer (TV):Cooky Ziesche (RBB), Cornelius Conrad (BR), Cornelia Ackers (BR)
Executive producer:Martin Moszkowicz, Oliver Berben
Unit production manager:Martin Cichy
Shoot:25.08.2015-27.09.2015:
Original distributor:Constantin Film Verleih GmbH (München)
Funding:Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg GmbH (MBB) (Potsdam), Filmförderungsanstalt (FFA) (Berlin), Beauftragte/r der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien -Filmförderung- (Berlin)
Length:94 min
Format:DCP, 16:9
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 12.10.2016, 163101, ab 12 Jahre / feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (US): 27.01.2017, Park City / Salt Lake City / Utah, Sundance Film Festival;
Kinostart (DE): 29.06.2017

Titles

Originaltitel (DE) Axolotl Overkill
Arbeitstitel (DE) Axolotl Blockbuster

Versions

Original

Length:94 min
Format:DCP, 16:9
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 12.10.2016, 163101, ab 12 Jahre / feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (US): 27.01.2017, Park City / Salt Lake City / Utah, Sundance Film Festival;
Kinostart (DE): 29.06.2017
 

Awards

FBW 2017
Prädikat: besonders wertvoll
 
Sundance Film Festival 2017
Sonderpreis der Jury, World Cinema Dramatic