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Jonathan (2016)

Unrated | | Drama | 6 October 2016 (Germany)
A young man learns that his dying father was once deeply in love with a man.

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Piotr J. Lewandowski (screenplay), Piotr J. Lewandowski (story) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Jannis Niewöhner ... Jonathan
André Hennicke ... Burghardt (as André M. Hennicke)
Julia Koschitz Julia Koschitz ... Anka
Thomas Sarbacher Thomas Sarbacher ... Ron
Barbara Auer ... Martha
Max Mauff ... Lasse
Leon Seidel Leon Seidel ... Maik
Carsten Strauch Carsten Strauch ... Bernd
Ella-Maria Gollmer ... Christina
Robert Alexander Baer Robert Alexander Baer ... Vaddi
Romina Küper ... Vera
Matthias Lodd Matthias Lodd ... Arzt
Christine Rollar Christine Rollar ... Stationsschwester
Anna Antonowicz Anna Antonowicz ... Krankenschwester (as Anja Antonowicz)
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A young man learns that his dying father was once deeply in love with a man.

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Drama

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Country:

Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

6 October 2016 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Džonatan See more »

Filming Locations:

Baden-Württemberg, Germany See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Martha
Composed and produced by Leonardo Mockridge (as Lenny Mockridge)
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Artificiality surrounded by nature, interspersed with shots of insects
21 February 2016 | by candelachSee all my reviews

Watching the film I was very confused for a long time why this was running in the Teddy section of the Berlinale. The closest the first half hour came to the theme was to display a borderline incestuous relationship between the father and his son. But then again, Jonathan also looked at nudes of his mother and threw himself on top of his aunt, so that's that. The acting was beneath contempt - stiff and wooden. Not for a second did I believe any of the characters to be real, throughout the film I could see the actors attempting to act. The lines were the biggest problem - both the script in itself as well as the delivery of it. It felt so artificial I couldn't help but laugh at certain scenes that were intended to be touching. The film is named after the "main character", yet he is the least thought out character of them all and therefore the least interesting.


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