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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.

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 ... 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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Taglines:

Get prepared to meet Helen.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

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, 7 September 2014

Gross USA:

$59,478

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$10,561,230
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

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

Followed by Schoßgebete (2014) See more »

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Come Into My Mouth
Music and text: Billy Childish
Performed by: Thee Headcoatees
Publisher: Mute Song Int.
[Played at the end of the movie]
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Not for Everyone, but a Great Comedy With Depth
22 March 2014 | by ilikemoviesdudeSee all my reviews

As stated in the Summary this is not a film for everyone. First off, be prepared if you are going to watch this to see a lot of nudity of both male and females. To me, I did not believe the nudity to be gratuitous, only real to the stories being told in the movie and to real life (we are all naked underneath our clothes, right?).

If you are the type of person that will be able to look past the nudity you may be able to relate, in ways, to the main character in the movie. Yes, much of the movie's comedy is driven by the characters philosophy toward sexual hygiene...or lack thereof. BUT, if you can be truthful to yourself while watching the movie, you may find that at points during the film you are able to relate and commiserate with the main character (sometimes embarrassingly), as she narrates her sexual fetishes seamlessly alongside her narration of the state of her broken family.

This film is not for the faint, or those that have a hard time with bodily fluids... BUT it is for those that want to live freely through an open minded main character.

As society and norms have made people question their sanity, and the "normal-ness" of what they choose to do behind closed doors, it is refreshing, exciting, and comedic to watch a film where the main character is unforgiving, open, and truthful about her sexuality and views toward life and the world.


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