After a summer spent with his his best friend Kat to escape his family, Phil goes back to school and starts to question his feelings towards Nicholas, a new classmate.


Jakob M. Erwa


Jakob M. Erwa (screenplay), Andreas Steinhöfel (based on the novel by)
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Complete credited cast:
Bendix Hansen Bendix Hansen ... Klein Phil
Sarah Fuhrer Sarah Fuhrer ... Klein Dianne
Louis Hofmann ... Phil
Sabine Timoteo Sabine Timoteo ... Glass
Ada Philine Stappenbeck Ada Philine Stappenbeck ... Dianne
Inka Friedrich ... Tereza
Svenja Jung ... Kat
Clemens Rehbein ... Kyle
Thomas Goritzki Thomas Goritzki ... Lehrer Händel
Jannik Schümann ... Nicholas
Manuel Schmitz Manuel Schmitz ... Klein Nicholas
Nina Proll ... Pascal
Sascha Alexander Gersak Sascha Alexander Gersak ... Michael
Milena Cestao Kolbowski Milena Cestao Kolbowski ... Kora
Can Bulut Can Bulut ... Jan


After a summer spent with his his best friend Kat to escape his family, Phil goes back to school and starts to question his feelings towards Nicholas, a new classmate.

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Drama | Romance


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Did You Know?


When mentioning famous celebrities who grew up without their fathers Phil had some mistakes. he mentioned Gene Simmons who however knew his father Ferenc Yehiel Witz since he was born, but his parents got divorced in 1957 when he was 8. Al Capone also lived and moved with his family, including his father Gabriele, who died in 1920, when Al was 21. See more »


Nicholas: I need you.
Phil: Need me? Just like the air to breath? Or like the latest iPhone?
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References MacGyver (1985) See more »


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99 cent version of a Xavier Dolan film
8 November 2016 | by birthedauerSee all my reviews

This movie is much anticipated breath of fresh air for German cinema, which has gone pretty stale with shitty romcoms starring Til Schweiger, and boring-ass Nazi-dramas, so I was all the more disappointed, when it got worse and worse after a somewhat promising start with a few good moments in between, and those few moments, which were way too few and far between made the clichéd melodrama, that consisted of entitled brats bitching about how hard their life is, all the more unbearable, and at a certain point, I just wished for the movie to start rolling the credits.

The director Jakob M. Erwa (Austrian) stated that his biggest influences include Pedro Almodovar and Xavier Dolan amongst others, and it really shows because the movie eerily mirrors the style of Dolan, sadly however this movie only manages to be an incoherent, self-involved, indulgent mess. Self-involved? indulgent? So, basically classic Dolan with the main difference being that Dolans films are much more competently put together and have much stronger tonal consistency.

So, in conclusion I would like to see more German films that take chances, like this one. And to be fair, this movie had some good stuff in it, and I would like to see what director Jakob M. Erwa does next. And I just wish for him to find his own voice, because the movie was best, when it wasn't trying to be Dolan.

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