Film Info: NACH FÜNF IM URWALD

IT'S A JUNGLE OUT THERE (NACH FÜNF IM URWALD)

IT'S A JUNGLE OUT THERE

Why shouldn't one venture into the jungle after five o'clock? Because then the elephants practice parachuting. Why do crocodiles have flattened snouts? Because they went to the jungle after five o'clock. The main character is 17-year-old Anna who runs away to Munich after a row with her father, a Thelonius Monk fan and aspiring mayor. At a casting, she tries her luck as a singer and becomes involved in the world of the arty, arrogant PR-lot. Her worried parents also go off to Munich in search of their prodigal daughter. However, the trip to the big city is as much of a surprising adventure and a "jungle experience" for her "crinkly" elders as it is for teenager Anna. Her sister Clara, who has stayed at home, is the only one who keeps on top of things in her little treehouse and can't do more than shake her head in resignation at the escapades of her family ...


Hans-Christian Schmid was born in Altötting in 1965 and studied at the University of Television & Film in Munich. He made his directorial debut in 1989 with the documentary SEKT ODER SELTERS followed by the short DAS LACHENDE GEWITTER, the documentary THE MECHANISM OF THE MIRACLE (DIE MECHANIK DES WUNDERS) and the TV film HIMMEL UND HÖLLE. His breakthrough came in 1995 with IT'S A JUNGLE OUT THERE (NACH FÜNF IM URWALD). His other highly-acclaimed films include: 23 (1998), CRAZY (2000), DISTANT LIGHTS (LICHTER, 2003), REQUIEM (2006), THE WONDROUS WORLD OF LAUNDRY (DIE WUNDERSAME WELT DER WASCHKRAFT, 2009), STORM (STURM, 2009), and HOME FOR THE WEEKEND (WAS BLEIBT, 2012).
Genre Comedy, Coming-of-Age Story
Category Feature
Year of Production 1995
Director Hans-Christian Schmid
Screenplay Hans-Christian Schmid
Cinematography Klaus Eichhammer
Hansjörg Weißbrich
Rainer Michel
Cast Franka Potente, Dagmar Manzel, Sybille Canonica, Axel Milberg, Peter Ender
Producers Jakob Claussen, Thomas Wöbke
Production Company CLAUSSEN+PUTZ Filmproduktion/Munich, in co-production with ARTE, BR, SWF/Baden-Baden
Length 89 min
Format 35 mm, color
Original Version
 German
Subtitled Versions English, French
Sound Technology Optical
Festivals Hof 1995, Cairo 2003
With backing from FilmFernsehFonds Bayern
German Distributor Senator Film Verleih/Berlin

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