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Release Date:
24 October 2002 (Germany) See more »
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A provocative new film about what we go through to find out who we are. See more »
Plot:
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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User Reviews:
Recommendable German teen flick See more (14 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
Anna Maria Mühe ... Kati

Karoline Herfurth ... Steffi
Josefine Domes ... Tessa
David Winter ... Carlos
Tillbert Strahl-Schäfer ... Klaus
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 Ratke-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
 
Stunts
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
 
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
Felix Leitermann .... location manager
Mark Nolting .... location manager
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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MPAA:
Rated R for sexuality, language, drug use and some violence - all involving teens
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87 min | Argentina:92 min
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Recommendable German teen flick, 7 September 2013
Author: lazarillo from Denver, Colorado and Santiago, Chile

This is a German teen movie about two friends (Ana Marie Muhe and Karoline Herfurth)navigating their high school years. When one of the girls finds out her father is having an affair, she vindictively tries to set her father's lover's daughter up with a sleazy photographer, who may or not be responsible for the mysterious disappearance of another girl.

In America these kinds of films are usually pretty juvenile, and pretty much unwatchable to anyone over 25, OR they are overly melodramatic and alarmist ("Kids", "Thirteen). This movie generally avoids either of these extremes. Muhe didn't do much after this, but I'm surprised Herfurth didn't do more (she does have a small part In Brian DePalma's 2013 movie "Passion"). She is really good here as a vindictive "mean girl" who manages to be almost downright evil without ever being entirely unsympathetic (She's also definitely not hard to look at, even here when she was only about 18). This is a little more racy than most American teen movies, but no one is going to confuse it with the infamous, exploitative German "schoolgirl-reports" either (although some aspects of the plot seem to be right out of one).

I guess if you're going to watch a teen movie in the first place, this is a pretty recommendable one

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