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Release Date:
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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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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Referenced in Delphinsommer (2004) (TV)See more »
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24 out of 25 people found the following review useful.
Coming of age movie, 23 June 2000
Author: ChWasser from Langen, Germany

This coming-of-age movie is an adaptation of the autobiographical bestseller by Benjamin Lebert which caused a sensation on the German bookmarket in 1999 because the author was only 17 years old when he wrote it.

It tells the story of a "half-side spastic" boy who keeps changing schools in order to pass the math exams at last. His latest school is a boarding-school in Southern Bavaria (filmed at the same one that the real Benjamin attended), where he finds friends for the first time. Each of these misfits has problems of his own but they all share the confusion of puberty. This period of life is shown so authentically that everyone in the audience will be able to identify with the characters (or remember his/her own youth).

The actors are excellent (especially Tom Schilling and Julia Hummer) and very well guided by Hans-Christian Schmid, who seems to have a knack of discovering young talents. The music is great as well and excellently enhances the often melancholy mood of the film. If you liked "Fucking Amal" you'll love "Crazy". I hope it will be a success.

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