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Big Girls Don't Cry (2002)

Große Mädchen weinen nicht (original title)
Kati and Steffi are best friends since childhood. But as they step into adulthood, both their perfect friendship and their personalities get harshly tested by a series of unfortunate events... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Anna Maria Mühe ... Kati
Karoline Herfurth ... Steffi
Josefine Domes Josefine Domes ... Tessa
David Winter David Winter ... Carlos
Tillbert Strahl ... Klaus (as Tillbert Strahl-Schäfer)
Stefan Kurt ... Hans
Nina Petri ... Ann
Gabriela Maria Schmeide Gabriela Maria Schmeide ... Ingrid
Matthias Brandt ... Jost
Teresa Harder ... Jeanette
Dieter Laser ... Herr Winter
Jennifer Ulrich ... Yvonne
Alma Leiberg Alma Leiberg ... Ramona
Chiara Steinmüller Chiara Steinmüller ... Lotte
Beata Lehmann ... Polizistin


Kati and Steffi are best friends since childhood. But as they step into adulthood, both their perfect friendship and their personalities get harshly tested by a series of unfortunate events; mainly caused by Steffi finding out her father wasn't quite faithful to her mother, and the two girls getting hit by the consequences of her delirious revenge plans. When things get out of hand, the two girls find themselves in the middle of a mess, and Kati starts questioning whether or not Steffi is really so precious to her. Where will Steffi's plans of penalizing her father's "evil" lover will end up..? Will the girls' friendship be saved..? Written by Exiled Archangel®

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A provocative new film about what we go through to find out who we are. See more »



Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexuality, language, drug use and some violence - all involving teens | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Official Sites:

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Release Date:

24 October 2002 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Big Girls Don't Cry See more »

Filming Locations:

Berlin, Germany

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | SDDS



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Film debut of Anna Maria Mühe and Jennifer Ulrich. See more »


Written by Eric Holland and Jessica Congdon
Performed by Conkovel
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Fantastic Movie
21 November 2003 | by AcerbicTriangle987See all my reviews

I don't think that this is a movie just for girls. I'm a guy and I thought it was brilliant. I think it's a movie just for teenagers and the effect that parents can have on their kids. I mean, Steffi goes crazy when she finds out about her dad's affair and wants to ruin other people's lives, and I think it was portrayed beautifully on-screen. I think that people should take a closer look at how they can take care of their kids.

I also think it's just a beautiful movie of friendship and how far you'll go to help a friend, without losing yourself along the way, as in Kati's situation. I thought it was just a beautiful movie, and I love watching this on TV. I've seen it about 8 times now and still continue to watch it every now and then. By the way, this is the first foreign movie I've seen fully. Sub-titles usually bother me, but they didn't with this one.

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