Benjamin is a 16 year old, paralyzed on one side of his body, with lousy grades in math, who switches to a boarding school to reach grammar school. Acclimatization to the new environment is... See full summary »

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Benjamin Lebert
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Janosch Schwarze
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Malen
Julia Hummer ...
Marie
Can Taylanlar ...
Troy
Christoph Ortmann ...
Kugli
Joseph Bolz ...
Dünner Felix
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Florian
Dagmar Manzel ...
Juliane Lebert, Benjamins Mutter
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Klaus Lebert, Benjamins Vater
Mira Bartuschek ...
Paula Lebert, Benjamins Schwester
Jörg Gudzuhn ...
Herr Falkenstein
Katharina Müller-Elmau ...
Frau Westphalen
Irene Kugler ...
Frau Bachmann
Germain Wagner ...
Herr Richter
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Benjamin is a 16 year old, paralyzed on one side of his body, with lousy grades in math, who switches to a boarding school to reach grammar school. Acclimatization to the new environment is difficult in the first place and he has to struggle with the various problems of coming of age, when he falls in love with the school's dream girl Malen. Written by Moritz Muehlenhoff <jmm@inutil.org>

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a very realistic and catching teenage movie
10 July 2000 | by (Bonn, Germany) – See all my reviews

It seems like Europe has finally developed its own style of teenage movies, which is far more appealing to me than the American one. There are indeed a few similarities to "Fucking Åmål", and at first I thought "Crazy" to be just some kind of a German copy of it. But then I found, it is mainly the realism and the straightness that is similar to FA; and I consider this as a new European style. Most of the feelings and emotions of this film have also appeared in my youth, and they most probably will in all upcoming generations, too. So, the film is very catching for everybody, especially males, who have been a teenager. Some of the people in the audience even shed a tear at certain moments. The only thing I thought to be a little unrealistic and even annoying is the way the sixteen year old boys seemed to think about god. I would think that most boys of that age, unless being raised in a strict religious environment, talk about god in a less reflected way. But maybe this is a typical Bavarian phenomena, or the producers wanted to push chances of receiving an US-American academy award.


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