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Radost (13) lives together with her father. He is mentally at the level of a 10-year-old. The traditional roles of father and daughter have swapped and Radost is now the one who is taking ... See full summary »

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Anja Jacobs

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Marc O. Seng (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lola Dockhorn Lola Dockhorn ... Radost Markowitsch
Christian Ulmen ... Bruno Markowitsch
Lucas Reiber ... Benny Schmidtbauer
Hans Werner Meyer ... Rolf Schmidtbauer (as Hans-Werner Meyer)
Ursina Lardi ... Hanna Schmidtbauer
Liv Wagener Liv Wagener ... Zoe Schmidtbauer
Janina Fautz ... Sonja
Lisa Vicari ... Maren
Teresa Harder ... Frau Corazon
Peter Kurth ... Karli Fichtner
Alwara Höfels ... Gitti
Hans Löw Hans Löw ... Supermarktchef Gerd
Stefan Lehnen Stefan Lehnen ... Jacob Lindner
Leonie Brandis Leonie Brandis ... Frau Smola
Jannis Niewöhner ... Supermarktazubi Kevin
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Radost (13) lives together with her father. He is mentally at the level of a 10-year-old. The traditional roles of father and daughter have swapped and Radost is now the one who is taking care of their life. As Radost comes into puberty, and even falls in love, her father's world begins to fall apart... Written by Anonymous

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12 April 2012 (Germany) See more »

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Someone Like Him See more »

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Really strong showing of a German movie
1 June 2014 | by novgreen_cSee all my reviews

Two main characters that earn their title and a story that's both funny and heart wrenching. This movie starts off a little slow but raises the bar with every minute of film and culminates in a both very ordinary but genius final cut scene. I am not a big fan of most German movies, but this gem of a movie is really great material with typical German humor and high-rise apartment building nostalgia.

The story has a weak spot or two in terms of the starting premise but the rest of the movie makes up for any of that with ease. Esecially Ulmen is brilliant in his role of portraying what must be tough to bring across on the big screen. He slips into his role of a father stuck in the mental state of a 10 year old excellently and somehow actually seems to grow up towards the end of the movie without making it seem like an unreal development.

Lola as Radost perfectly plays her character as a Teenager stuck between 2 worlds: The guardian of her own father not capable of filling that role and on the other hand the youngster during puberty ready to experience life and make some pretty standard teenager mistakes. Needless to say, these worlds are meant to collide and Lola doesn't need a narrator to express that on the screen.

In my eyes this is pretty damn good popcorn material and worth a watch if you understand German or find a version with subtitles. Worth every minute I spent watching it. I actually got hooked 5 minutes in. Love it!


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