Coachella Valley Premiere – One Time Screening
Vincent (Florian David Fitz) suffers from Tourette’s Syndrome and, after his mother’s death, is institutionalized by his father (Heino Ferch – DOWNFALL, THE BAADER MEINHOF-COMPLEX). He later escapes with two fellow patients — an anorexic named Marie (Karoline Herfurth – THE READER, YEAR AGO IN WINTER) and the obsessive-compulsive Alexander (Johannes Allmayer).
Vincent’s mission is simple. He wants to bury his mother’s ashes in the seas off Italy, as was her dying wish. But the real problem is that Vincent and his friends threaten to drive each other crazy.
Director: Ralf Huettner
Writer: Florian David Fitz (screenplay)
Runtime: 96 min.
Language: German w/English subtitles Germany
Rating: NC 17 for inappropriate language
FESTIVALS: German Film Festival, Argentina; Paris German Film Festival, France; Berlin & Beyond Film Festival, San Francisco; San Joaquin International Film Festival, Stockton; Fresno Film Festival, Fresno
AWARDS: German Film Awards, Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role, Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role, Outstanding Feature Film, Best Director, Best Producer, Best Screenplay, Cleveland International Film Festival; Audience Favorite, Film |Neu Film Festival; Audience Favorite, Fresno Filmworks Film Festival; Audience Favorite
“A quirky romantic comedy and a non-patronizing take on mental illness.” BOXOFFICE Magazine
“A sleeper hit” The Hollywood Reporter
“Vincent will Meer sports top performances all around, has a great balance of melodrama, comedy and sadness …” Show Biz Forum