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Feuchtgebiete (2013)

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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.

Director:

David Wnendt

Writers:

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

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Cast

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 ... Kanell
Pia Röver Pia Röver ... Neue Freundin
Harry Baer ... Neuer Freund
Merlin Rose Merlin Rose ... Pommesbuden Junge
Florian Rummel Florian Rummel ... Drummer
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Storyline

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

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Get prepared to meet Helen.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

22 August 2013 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Wetlands See more »

Filming Locations:

Berlin, Germany See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,488, 5 September 2014, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$59,437, 28 November 2014
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Quotes

Helen Memel: I often mix up reality, lies and dreams.
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Connections

Spoofs Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978) See more »

Soundtracks

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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An Escape
24 January 2016 | by nonsovilleSee all my reviews

I came across this movie randomly as a listing on the web and decided I was going to watch it on Netflix. Considering the fact I have never watched a German movie, I started watching this with the idea that things going on in the movie were normal to Germans. I found that absurd and disgusting.

I'll later come to understand that it is the Director David Wnendt who is a bit sick, not Germany. The film then started to make sense from that perspective. A dark humor, an escape from reality and the social norms of what is approved if you will. It's a coming of age movie about a girl who is somewhat discovering herself and dealing with the divorce of her parents.

The general package is good. Like many European movies I have seen, you sort of feel attached to the characters, like you are there in the movie. The editing, music choice and colors are also warm and in tune with the film.


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