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BLOODY NUISANCE, THE (MISTKERL, DER)

BLOODY NUISANCE, THE

Pauline is a bright and energetic nine-year-old. And at times, incredibly stubborn. She and her mother, Anna, have been on their own since her father took off for America years ago. Pauline has never liked any of her mother's boyfriends, so when Anna becomes romantically involved with Pit, she keeps it a secret from her daughter. But Pauline finds out and Anna has to promise never to lie to her again.

Pit, it turns out, is a confirmed bachelor who loves his freedom and wants no part of family life. 'As much as it hurts him', he ends their affair. Anna is devastated and Pauline swears revenge. She is going to make this guy's life hell. And, at first, she succeeds. But when she finds out that her mother is still in love with Pit, Pauline makes another vow: Pit will learn to love her and live happily ever after with her mom. Reforming him is not easy, but by the time Pauline's done with him, Pit asks Anna to become his wife. But Pauline's troubles don't end there ...


Andrea Katzenberger was born in 1962 in Heidelberg. She studied Germanics and Theater Studies at the Free University in Berlin, Acting at the Max-Reinhardt-Seminar in Vienna, and Film Direction with Hark Bohm at the University of Hamburg. She was engaged by several theaters in Vienna, Frankfurt, Berlin and Hamburg, and in 1988, was one of the founding members of the "Neue Berliner Volksbuehnen". Her graduation film Anja, Bine und der Totengraeber (1998) won the ProSieben Newcomer Award in 1998 and First Prize at the Chicago International Children's Film Festival in 1999. Her other films include: the shorts Neukoelln: Ein Platz fuer Kinder (1995), Stille Wasser (1995), Blindman Blues (1996), Gleislichter (1997), and the feature The Bloody Nuisance (Der Mistkerl, 2001).
Category Feature
Year of Production 2001
Director Andrea Katzenberger
Screenplay Andrea Katzenberger
Cinematography Tore Vollan
Sylvia Genzmer
Mario Schneider
Zazie Knepper
Cast Louis Klamroth, Ines Nieri, Peter Lohmeyer, Anna Loos, Ingo Naujoks
Producer Dirk R. Duewel
Production Company Studio Hamburg/Hamburg, in co-production with ZDF, in cooperation with Filmstudium der Universität Hamburg
Length 90 min
Format 35 mm, color
Original Version
 German
Subtitled Version English
Sound Technology Stereo
Festivals Berlin 2001, Gera 2001, Kristiansand 2001, Giffoni 2001, Chicago 2001, Banff 2001, Tokyo 2001
With backing from Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein, Medienstiftung Hamburg

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