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ALIVE AND TICKING (TICK ANDERS, EIN)

ALIVE AND TICKING
Scene from ALIVE AND TICKING (photo © Wüste Film/Diana Küster)

An anarchistic and warm-hearted family comedy about love, tolerance, and the perhaps strangest illness in the world – the Tourette syndrome!

Eva is 17 and has Tourette. Sometimes her ticks drive her nuts, but in general Eva is pretty happy. In the tight-knit circle of her eccentric family everyone accepts her as she is. But when her father loses his job, the family equilibrium is thrown off balance. Together with her dotty grandma and her wacky uncle Bernie, Eva launches numerous attempts to help secure the family’s financial existence, each one more chaotic than before – until Eva manages to rise above her illness and realizes that it's time she leads her own life…


Andreas Rogenhagen was born in 1965 in Pirmasens. He studied Photo Journalism and Film from 1989-1994 in Dortmund and attended the Screenplay Writers' College in Cologne from 1996-1997. His films include: HUMANITY CAN'T BE BETTERED (DIE MENSCHHEIT IST NICHT ZU ÜBERBIETEN, short, 1991), ALTHOUGH I HATE HIM, IT MAKES ME HAPPY TO SEE HIM LAUGH (OBWOHL ICH IHN HASSE, MACHT ES MICH FROH WENN ER LACHT, short, 1991), JAMES SYSTEM TAKES A HOLIDAY (JAMES SYSTEM MACHT URLAUB, short, 1991), THE FINAL KICK (1994) winner of the Adolf Grimme Award in 1995, TASMANIAC (1996), THE END OF THE WAR (DAS ENDE DES KRIEGES, short, 1999), THE WOMAN WHO DOUTED DR. FABIAN (DIE FRAU, DIE AN DR. FABIAN ZWEIFELTE, 2002), and ALIVE AND TICKING (EIN TICK ANDERS, 2011), among others.
Genre Comedy, Drama, Coming-of-Age Story
Category Feature
Year of Production 2011
Director Andreas Rogenhagen
Screenplay Andreas Rogenhagen
Cinematography Ralf Mendle
Cast Jasna Fritzi Bauer, Waldemar Kobus, Victoria Trauttmansdorff, Stefan Kurt, Renate Delfs, Falk Rockstroh
Producers Björn Vosgerau, Uwe Kolbe, Stefan Schubert, Ralph Schwingel, Hejo Emons
Production Company Wüste Film/Hamburg, in co-production with Wüste Film West/Cologne, NDR/Hamburg, in cooperation with ARTE
Length 85 min
Format 35 mm, color, cs
Original Version
 German
Subtitled Version English
Festivals Shanghai 2011 (In Competition)
With backing from Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein, German Federal Film Fund, Nordmedia, Film- und Medienstiftung NRW

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