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BESTFRIENDS (BESTEFREUNDE)

"You can't pretend to be honey if what you really are is a Bratwurst!" That's how osteopath Dominique felicitously describes his long-term patient Susi Q's problem. As a freelance journalist, 30-something Susi Q. travels the world with her best friend, Mark, publishing their experiences in her blog. They live from hand to mouth, the path is the goal, and there's no tomorrow anyway.

But when Mark meets Vivian, things change dramatically. He settles down and suddenly doesn't have time for Susi Q. Their common passions like self-determined journalism, traveling, wild parties, pretty women and endless discussions about the meaning of life are suddenly over.

But Susi Q. is not to be fobbed off that easily. She pulls out all the stops to get her best friend back and even involves single father Steffen, whom she always considered a boring square, and his cheeky daughter Marie Lou.

A warm-hearted, Berlin-based comedy about friendship.


Jonas Grosch was born 1981 in Freiburg. After studies of Philosophy and Comparative Literature in Giessen, he graduated from the "Konrad Wolf" University of Film and Television in Potsdam-Babelsberg in 2009 with the feature film RESIST! INTERN REBELLION (RÉSISTE – AUFSTAND DER PRAKTIKANTEN), which he wrote and directed. THE LAST LIE, his second feature film as writer/director which he also financed independently without subsidies or TV-participation, had a cinema run and was sold to German pubcaster ZDF. His other films include: WHITE MAN WITH BLACK BREAD (doc, 2007), A SILENT ROCKUMENTARY (doc, 2012), and BESTFRIENDS (BESTEFREUNDE, 2014, in co-direction with Carlos Val).

Carlos Val was born in 1977 and studied at the Media University in Madrid Complutense. Also active as an instructor for Media and as a screenwriter, his films include: the shorts THE IGLOO (2007), I'VE GOT A SECRET (2008), and GOD LOVES VOTING (2014), as well as his feature debut BESTFRIENDS (BESTEFREUNDE, 2014, in co-direction with Jonas Grosch).
Genre Comedy, Coming-of-Age Story, Tragicomedy
Category Feature
Year of Production 2014
Directors Jonas Grosch, Carlos Val
Screenplay Jonas Grosch, Carlos Val
Cinematography Beltrán García Valiente
Cast Katharina Wackernagel, Sebastian Schwarz, Tina Amon Amonsen, Niels Bormann, Robert Beyer, Maria Matschke, Thelma Buabeng, Bjarne Mädel
Producers Jonas Grosch, Katharina Wackernagel, Tobias Weishaupt
Co-Producer Frank Bohn
Production Company Achtfeld
Length 84 min
Format color, 1:1.85
Original Version
 German
Subtitled Versions English, French, Spanish
Festivals Hof 2014, Max Ophüls Festival Saarbrücken 2015, Montreal 2015
German Distributor Achtfeld

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