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8 June 2000 (Germany) See more »
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... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Robert Stadlober ... Benjamin Lebert

Tom Schilling ... Janosch Schwarze

Oona-Devi Liebich ... Malen
Julia Hummer ... Marie
Can Taylanlar ... Troy
Christoph Ortmann ... Kugli
Joseph Bolz ... Dünner Felix
Willy Rachow ... Florian
Dagmar Manzel ... Juliane Lebert, Benjamins Mutter

Burghart Klaußner ... 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

Karoline Herfurth ... Anna
Nic Romm ... Richi
Andreas Schmidt ... Ricardo
Franziska Schlattner ... Isabelle
Maximilian von Pufendorf ... Carsten

Alexandra Maria Lara ... Melanie
Cornelia De Pablos ... Laura
Jessica ... Angelique
Jana Straulino ... Mädchen im Zug
Simon Brusis ... Schüler
Frederic Welter ... Schüler

Directed by
Hans-Christian Schmid 
Writing credits
Hans-Christian Schmid (screenplay) and
Michael Gutmann (screenplay)

Benjamin Lebert (novel)

Produced by
Jakob Claussen .... producer
Ulrike Putz .... line producer (as Uli Putz)
Thomas Wöbke .... producer
Original Music by
Kai Fischer 
Christoph Kaiser 
Cinematography by
Sonja Rom 
Film Editing by
Hansjörg Weißbrich 
Casting by
Nessie Nesslauer 
Production Design by
Ingrid Henn 
Art Direction by
Ingrid Henn 
Costume Design by
Anke Winckler 
Makeup Department
Tatjana Krauskopf .... makeup artist
Claudia Stolze .... makeup artist
Production Management
Ulrike Fauth .... unit manager
Patty Saffeels .... production manager
Art Department
Heike Lange .... art department trainee
Sound Department
Günther Friedhoff .... adr mixer
Dirk Jacob .... sound designer
Marc Parisotto .... sound
Philipp Sellier .... foley recordist
Martin Steyer .... sound re-recording mixer
Guido Zettier .... sound editor
Camera and Electrical Department
Marco Nagel .... still photographer
Herbert Reger .... camera operator
Tommy Schulz .... gaffer
Editorial Department
Bernd Schlegel .... assistant editor
Other crew
Mathias Dinter .... director: "Zombie Movie"
Jens Oberwetter .... accountant
Gabriele Roß .... production coordinator
Josef Brandmaier .... executive (bbf )
Vic Chesnutt .... thanks
Bernd Eichinger .... thanks
Kim Frank .... thanks
Benjamin Lebert .... thanks
Katja Riemann .... thanks

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Film debut of Karoline Herfurth.See more »
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10 out of 47 people found the following review useful.
How I wasted 90 minutes of my life..., 4 March 2003
Author: astronic from Dortmund, Germany

This film is a portrait of the half-spastic teenage boy Benjamin who has to visit a boarding school because of his lousy marks in Math. He didn't make the best experiences in life before and got serious self-esteem issues. After a rough start at his new school, he starts making friends, falls in love with a girl and does some American Pieish teenage stuff.

Beside some comedy elements, the film is told in a very serious way, focussing on Benjamin and his problems.

If you already don't like this story outline, save your time and watch something else. If you do, please be aware of the following:

1) Benjamin is a total loser. Whatever he does, he does it terribly wrong and then he goes for self-pity all the time. For me he wasn't that kind of "charming loser" who you can feel sympathy for and laugh with. Instead he and his behavior really annoyed me and with my own teenage years not so far behind I could barely stand watching.

2) The film hardly tries to be realistic and the story seems to be but from my experience the characters just aren't (except for Janosch maybe). And yes, I know this film is based on an auto-biography written by a 17-year old - but having some experiences with German schools and German youth myself, I don't believe him.

3) Showing the sexual awakening really is an important thing for a film with this subject. But I doubt that teenage boys do an "Ejaculate on the cookie"-contest where everyone has to hit a cookie with his sperm during mass-masturbation in the woods and the loser has to eat the sperm-wet cookie afterwards. Although it kinda amused me in a contemptible way, it's nor funny neither underlining the serious attempts of this film.

4) There's a sub-plot about Benjamin's family and his father betraying his wife - still, I don't know why it's there and where to put it. It just bored me.

Well, I personally hated this film for having the character of Benjamin, being without a message, concept, scheme, whatever and it's failing attempts to be dramatic and serious. However, I can image that some people may find it sensible and touching. If you liked "The Other Sister" you'll probably like this one, too. I hated both.

17-year old boys shouldn't write an autobiography and if they do, it doesn't seem to be the best idea to make a film out of it.

2 out of 10.

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