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 ...
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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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Sibel Gerhardt, stepsister of Jan Lehmann, auditioned for the role of Marie and was one of the favorites. She was rejected only because she was too young to play some of the love scenes in the movie. See more »

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Performed by Motorpsycho
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it SUCKED
23 April 2003 | by (sweden) – See all my reviews

NO this is not a good european verision of a teenage movie, first of all, its in german, and i dont like or understand that language so i had to read the subtitles, thats not an argument but i just thought you should know =) Anyways, the movie is not at all good, mostly its embarassing and its more like a movie for kids age 10-12 so they can learn how it works when youre about 16 yrs old IN GERMANY (obvioulsy), this is not at all how i was when i was 16, neither was anyone i know.. this is more like a german tv-series cut together in to a movie. Everyone just face it, theres NO european teenage movies that are good, except for maybe some comedies.

"figuring things out by yourself is the only freedom anyone really has, USE that freedom, make up your own mind"


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