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Aren't You Happy? (2019)

Das melancholische Mädchen (original title)
A girl roams through the city looking for a place to sleep, but between yoga studios, art galleries and the beds of strangers there is no space for her. A post-modern comedy in pink and blue.

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Susanne Heinrich
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Cast

Credited cast:
Marie Rathscheck Marie Rathscheck ... Das melancholische Mädchen
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Nicolai Borger Nicolai Borger ... Existentialist
Malte Bündgen Malte Bündgen ... Typ
Dax Constantine Dax Constantine ... Clubfreundin
Monika Freinberger Monika Freinberger ... Model
Julian Fricker Julian Fricker ... Drag Queen
Yann Grouhel ... Normalo
Lorna Ishema ... Clubfreundin
Christine Kostropetsch Christine Kostropetsch ... Casterin
Felix Mayr Felix Mayr ... Clubfreund
Markus Nechleba Markus Nechleba ... Psychoanalytiker
Nicolo Pasetti ... Der Bruder
Pero Radicic Pero Radicic ... Barmann
Alexander von Hugo Alexander von Hugo ... Vasilis
Monika Wiedemer Monika Wiedemer ... Yogalehrerin
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Storyline

A girl roams through the city looking for a place to sleep. Along the way she meets young mothers who celebrate motherhood religiously, goes home with an abstinent existentialist for whom sex is "just another market", and waits for the end of capitalism in a drag bar. Her attempt to write a book doesn't make it beyond the first sentence of the second chapter, and she finds no space between art galleries, yoga studios and the beds of strangers. Instead of trying to fit in, she starts regarding her depression as a political issue. Through 15 of the girl's humorous encounters, AREN'T YOU HAPPY? explores our post-modern society between precarity and marketing, serial monogamy and neo-spirituality, disillusionment and the pressure to be happy. Susanne Heinrich's debut film brings together pop and theory, feminism and humour, and gives you tons of quotes you'll want to see on advertising billboards in neon letters.

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A portrayal of the absurd life of a young woman.


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Country:

Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

27 June 2019 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

The melancholic girl See more »

Filming Locations:

Berlin, Germany

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EUR25,000 (estimated)
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1.33 : 1
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Exquisite!
3 November 2019 | by joannagasSee all my reviews

Sophisticated humour and topnotch aristic experience on a conveyer belt.


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