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Wetlands (2013)

Feuchtgebiete (original title)
Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama | 22 August 2013 (Germany)
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The adventures of an eccentric girl who has strange attitudes towards hygiene and sexuality longs for the reunion of her divorced parents.


David Wnendt


Claus Falkenberg (screenplay), David Wnendt (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
3 wins & 8 nominations. See more awards »





Cast overview, first billed only:
Carla Juri ... Helen Memel
Christoph Letkowski ... Robin
Marlen Kruse ... Corinna
Meret Becker ... Helens Mutter
Axel Milberg ... Helens Vater
Peri Baumeister ... Schwester Valerie
Edgar Selge ... Dr. Notz
Clara Wunsch Clara Wunsch ... Helen, 8 Jahre
Ludger Bökelmann ... Toni
Bernardo Arias Porras Bernardo Arias Porras ... Michael
Selam Tadese Selam Tadese ... Kanell
Pia Röver Pia Röver ... Neue Freundin
Harry Baer ... Neuer Freund
Merlin Rose ... Pommesbuden Junge
Florian Rummel Florian Rummel ... Drummer


The eccentric 18 year-old Helen narrates the story of her life, including stories about her preferred sexual practices that involve vegetables, her attitude towards hygiene, drugs, her best friend Corinna and her challenging childhood. The frame story takes place in a hospital where she is treated because of an anal fissure. During her stay she plans to reunite her divorced parents and falls in love with the male nurse Robin. Written by danipiek

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Get prepared to meet Helen.


Comedy | Drama


Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?


The news clip on television that Helen, as a child, is watching with her father and mother, is of the so called Enschede fireworks disaster, which was on May 13th, 2000 and the actual footage was made by Danny de Vries. See more »


Helen Memel: I often mix up reality, lies and dreams.
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Followed by Schoßgebete (2014) See more »


An der schönen blauen Donau
Music: Johann Strauss
Master Owner: Sonoton Music
[Played when Helen tells her pizza story to Robin]
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This is punk!
22 December 2014 | by joris-nightwalkerSee all my reviews

This is probably the most raunchy picture I've seen all year. Maybe ever. It disgusted me more than, say, The Human Centipede II. No kidding. It might be 'cause I'm gay and have no affinity whatsoever with the female body, its smells, its peculiarities and its specific organic functions. If you think you've seen it all, then I suggest you watch this movie. An atmosphere that'll amuse the punk in every one of us, but nauseate our affinity with common decency. We not only get to hear a lot about intuitively nasty stuff (feces, sperm, urine, sweat, vaginal discharge, snot, anal blood,...), we also see a lot of it. Yes. See. This movie is very visceral. Some might say too visceral. I'm inclined to say the same. On the other hand, I'm just too fascinated with the (sick) way David Wnendt dares to confront us with what we all know and have. Stuff that we usually accept as extremely private and even embarrassing is brought to the center of the stage. While doing this, the movie tells the story of a girl in puberty and her desperate need for attention since her parents don't give her any. This movie transcends its mere shock value to an authentic subversive work that will claim a cult status rather sooner than later. Add some sleazy garage music from Thee Headcoatees, Joan Jett and Peaches and you've got yourself a movie like nothing you've ever seen before!

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Release Date:

22 August 2013 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Wetlands See more »

Filming Locations:

Berlin, Germany See more »


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,488, 7 September 2014

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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