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Axolotl Overkill (2017)

Mifti, age 16, lives in Berlin with a cast of characters including her half-siblings; their rich, self-involved father; and her junkie friend Ophelia. As she mourns her recently deceased ... See full summary »

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Helene Hegemann

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Helene Hegemann (screenplay), Helene Hegemann (novel)

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jasna Fritzi Bauer ... Mifti
Arly Jover ... Alice
Imaani Brown Imaani Brown ... Levantinischer Artdealer
Oliver Polak Oliver Polak ... Gangsterboss
Laura Tonke ... Anika
Julius Feldmeier ... Edmond
Mavie Hörbiger Mavie Hörbiger ... Ophelia
Barbara Philipp Barbara Philipp ... Frau Pegler
Sabine Vitua ... Désirée
Bernhard Schütz ... Vater
Nikolai Kinski ... Herr Kroschinske
Mia Wörler Mia Wörler ... Rauchende Schülerin
Aaron David Paradies Aaron David Paradies ... Rauchender Schüler
Elisabeth Jewgenja Conradi Elisabeth Jewgenja Conradi ... Schülerin, die rauchen will
Rafael Karrer Rafael Karrer ... Äneas
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Mifti, age 16, lives in Berlin with a cast of characters including her half-siblings; their rich, self-involved father; and her junkie friend Ophelia. As she mourns her recently deceased mother, she begins to develop an obsession with Alice, an enigmatic, and much older, white-collar criminal.

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Germany

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Release Date:

29 June 2017 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Axolotl Blockbuster See more »

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Berlin, Germany See more »

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Vandertastic Films See more »
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2.35 : 1
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Quotes

Alice: [to Mifti] Beds were invented to smoke in. Have you never seen a film from the 70s?
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References Tatort (1970) See more »

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White Lies
by Robin Loxley & Jay Hawke
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teenage soap
19 June 2017 | by rudi-16796See all my reviews

The confused meanderings of a teenage girl who is a spoilt brat and borderline psychotic. I suppose the film tries to portray rebellion for the sake of rebellion by an adolescent from a privileged world with colluding adults who are materially loaded and equally nihilistic and egocentrically exploitative. So, she challenges everyone's intentions and views whilst on an aimless, self-destructive merry-go-round of chain-smoking, alternatively smouldering and cursing, boozing until vomiting, screwing strangers at a whim, sniffing cocaine, to flopping wherever when she is spent. Quite weirdly, all this estrangement and aberrant behaviour doesn't evoke any empathy or real interest. Without wit or any development, the film fails to engage or provide any notion worth thinking or reflecting upon. It's a meaningless mish-mash dressed up as a road movie with no beginning, no direction, no plan or plot, no substance, no structure and no ending. Thus, the film is as self-indulgently serious as the main character. I found it unbearably boring and meaningless. Actually, apathy is so yesterday! Trying to be cool and postmodern it merely reveals itself as a pretentious, lazy, boring, time-wasting exercise. As the Romans said: CACATUM NON EST PICTUM.


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