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24 October 2002 (Germany) See more »
A provocative new film about what we go through to find out who we are. See more »
Kati and Steffi are best friends since childhood. But as they step into adulthood, both their perfect... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)
Anna Maria Mühe ... Kati

Karoline Herfurth ... Steffi
Josefine Domes ... Tessa
David Winter ... Carlos

Tillbert Strahl ... Klaus (as Tillbert Strahl-Schäfer)
Stefan Kurt ... Hans
Nina Petri ... Ann
Gabriela Maria Schmeide ... Ingrid
Matthias Brandt ... Jost
Teresa Harder ... Jeanette

Dieter Laser ... Herr Winter

Jennifer Ulrich ... Yvonne
Alma Leiberg ... Ramona
Chiara Steinmüller ... Lotte

Beata Lehmann ... Polizistin
Falk Rockstroh ... Lehrer Amtmann
Hyun Wanner ... Jani
Carl-Johan Vallgren ... Conny Laser
Conny Warmuth ... Jochen
Anja Stadlober ... Tatiana
Chawa Kahane ... Iris
Swetlana Schönfeld ... Lehrer Rosenbaum
Felix Lehrmann ... Tilo
Michael Hornig ... Polizei-Pressespecher
Daniela Hoffmann ... Yvonnes Mutter
Peer Martiny ... Sanitäter
Monika Jones ... Nachrichtensprecherin
Lisa Schill ... Junge Kati
Luisa Dretzke ... Junge Steffi
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ingo Hasselbach ... Bartender (uncredited)
Kevin Kraus ... Gigolo (uncredited)
Matthias Sieg ... (uncredited)

Directed by
Maria von Heland 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Maria von Heland 

Produced by
Philipp A. Barnett .... assistant line producer (as Philipp Barnett)
Oliver Damian .... executive producer
Oliver Damian .... line producer
Claudia Loewe .... executive producer
Judy Tossell .... producer
Andrea Willson .... producer
Original Music by
Nicklas Frisk 
Andreas Mattsson 
Cinematography by
Roman Osin 
Film Editing by
Jessica Congdon 
Casting by
Nessie Nesslauer 
Jacqueline Rietz 
Production Design by
Ulrika von Vegesack  (as Ulrika Anderson)
Art Direction by
Christian M. Goldbeck  (as Christian Goldbeck)
Set Decoration by
Vera Carstens 
Costume Design by
Andreas Janczyk 
Makeup Department
Sonali Chatterjee .... assistant makeup artist
Johanna Hinsch .... makeup artist
Monika Münnich .... assistant makeup artist
Barbara Radke-Sieb .... assistant makeup artist
Heiko Schmidt .... makeup artist
Production Management
Benny Drechsel .... post-production supervisor
Mark Nolting .... unit manager
Sonja B. Zimmer .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Michael G. Johnson .... first assistant director
Art Department
Roman Berger .... stand-by swing gang
Tom Bewermeier .... assistant art director
Katja Clos .... graphic designer
David Hoffmann .... property master
Claudia Kiefer .... stand-by props
Wolfgang Wrede .... painter
Sound Department
Christian Conrad .... dialogue editor
Jörg Kaiser .... boom operator
Frank Kruse .... sound designer
Frank Kruse .... sound mixer
Carsten Richter .... foley artist
Stefan Soltau .... sound effects editor
Martin Steyer .... sound re-recording mixer
Special Effects by
Adolf Wojtinek .... special effects
Visual Effects by
Manfred Büttner .... visual effects producer
Erich Eder .... digital compositor
Robert Pinnow .... visual effects producer
Rainer Werner .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Frank Amann .... assistant camera: second unit
Julian Atanassov .... assistant camera
Silvia Beck .... camera operator: second unit
Tilman Büttner .... Steadicam operator
Ralf Dangschat .... Steadicam operator
Manfred Andrej Hagbeck .... camera operator: second unit
Justus Hasenzahl .... lighting technician
Florian Hoffmeister .... assistant camera: second unit
Erik Krambeck .... camera operator: second unit
Peter Kramer .... electrician
Doug Lavender .... assistant camera
Andres Lizana Prado .... assistant camera: second unit
Marco Nagel .... still photographer
Hanno Olderdissen .... grip
Niklas Schechinger .... video operator
Marcus Schlicht .... assistant camera: second unit
Michael Schuff .... gaffer
Ingo von Heland .... video operator
Robert Wedemeyer .... key grip
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Senay Ay .... wardrobe
Susanne Gassmann .... additional wardrobe
Sabine Groh .... additional wardrobe
Patricia Puisy .... wardrobe
Susanne Vierkötter .... additional wardrobe
Kerstin Westermann .... costume assistant
Editorial Department
Veronika Auer .... negative cutter
Alexander Berner .... consulting editor
Thomas Fröhlich .... assistant editor
Heidi Heisuck .... assistant editor
Anna Kappelmann .... assistant editor
Location Management
Felix Leitermann .... location manager
Mark Nolting .... location manager
Music Department
Eric Holland .... composer: additional music
Transportation Department
Benjamin Dunker .... production driver
Other crew
Jürgen Biesinger .... production assistant
Annette Drees .... script supervisor
Peter Engelmann .... additional script editor
Anne Helmer .... production coordinator
Norbert Klingner .... legal counsel
Gian-Piero Ringel .... production assistant

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Also Known As:
"Große Mädchen weinen nicht" - Germany (original title)
"Bitter Sweet" - Japan (English title)
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Rated R for sexuality, language, drug use and some violence - all involving teens
87 min | Argentina:92 min
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9 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
Powerful Drama About Reaching Adulthood, 24 April 2005
Author: Claudio Carvalho from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Kati (Anna Maria Mühe) and Steffi (Karoline Herfurth) are best friends since their childhood. They spend most of their time together, in school and in their leisure time. Kati has a quite hysterical mother, while the parents of Steffi seems to be in permanent love. When Steffi finds her father Hans (Stefan Kurt) with his lover in a night-club, her world turns upside-down. Steffi plots an evil revenge against Tessa (Josefine Domes), the daughter of Hans' lover. Her plan brings serious and tragic consequences to her family, her friends and herself. "Große Mädchen Weinen Nicht" is a powerful drama about reaching adulthood. The story begins like a common teen movie, but later it shifts in a very intense, dramatic and credible drama. The story does not spare any character, showing the consequences of the maleficent action of Steffi not only to her, but to her friends and parents, teaching a lesson without being moralist specially to the target viewers - the teenagers. The soundtrack is also magnificent and I feel sorrow when I see only 287 votes in IMDb, since this movie deserves to be discovered by fans of a drama about contemporary teenagers. This is the first movie I have watched with Anna Maria Mühe, who is amazingly beautiful, and her supportive character is very nice. Yesterday I saw another movie ("Mädchen, Mädchen") of the gorgeous and sexy German actress called Karoline Herfurth and I truly believe she will become very famous worldwide in a near future. My vote is nine.

Title (Brazil): "Meninas Não Choram" ("Girls Do not Cry")

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