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Getting My Brother Laid (Mein Bruder der Vampir)

Getting My Brother Laid

Fourteen-year-old Nic just wants to get laid so she can get on with her life, but of course not with just anyone. Her 30 year-old brother Josch, who is mentally handicapped, wants the same thing but he at least has a target: their brother Mike's new girlfriend Nadine. Josch, having the intellect of a child but the physical capabilities of a man, tells her exactly what he wants for his upcoming birthday. Nadine is charmed, but Mike is stunned. Explaining the situation to Josch doesn't seem to help, and so begins a series of defensive tactics by Mike to get his brother off Nadine's scent. In the meantime, Nic has found someone to "do it" with through the lens of her ever-present camera: Manu, the sleazy leader of the school's notorious shakedown gang. Nic is focused on Manu, Josch is focused on Nadine, and Mike is focused on getting Josch laid before it's too late. However, it is too late. Nadine decides to give Josch the gift that he's asked for. His birthday comes, but Josch can't because Mike freaks at the last minute and whisks him away from Nadine and into a red-light trailer park. Big, Big Mistake. Josch is chucked from a whore's camper and Mike gets stomped by a pimp, but aided by Nic they manage to escape. The next few hours see all three fulfilling their dreams, but in ways they could not have guessed...


Sven Taddicken was born in 1974 in Hamburg and studied directing at the Filmakademie Baden-Württemburg from 1996-2002. For his short film COUNTING SHEEP (1999), he was nominated for the Student Academy Awards®. His feature debut GETTING MY BROTHER LAID (2001) premiered in the Official Competition at the Rotterdam Film Festival where it also received the FIPRESCI Critics' Award. His second feature EMMA’S BLISS (2006) premiered in the Zabaltegi Competition of the San Sebastian IFF and won numerous international awards including Best Screenplay (Hamptons IFF, 2006) and an Audience Award (Sevilla IFF, 2006). His third feature 12 PACES WITHOUT A HEAD (2009) about the legendary German high-sea pirate Klaus Störtebeker was released by Warner Bros. Germany and premiered at the Shanghai IFF (2010). ORIGINAL BLISS (2016) is his 4th feature film as a director.
Genre Drama
Category Feature
Year of Production 2001
Director Sven Taddicken
Screenplay Matthias Pacht
Cinematography Daniela Knapp
Jens Klueber
Karoly Pakozdy
Cast Roman Knižka, Hinnerk Schönemann, Marie-Luise Schramm, Julia Jentsch, Alexander Scheer
Producers Nico Hofmann, Christian Huenemoerder, Michael Jungfleisch, in co-production with teamWorx/Munich
Length 87 min
Format 35 mm, color
Original Version
 German
Subtitled Version English
Sound Technology Dolby SR
Festivals Hof 2001, Rotterdam 2002 (in competition), Ophuels Festival Saarbruecken 2002 (in competition), Berlin 2002 (German Cinema), Puchon 2002, Brooklyn 2002, Jerusalem 2002, Montreal 2002, Oldenburg 2002 (opening film), Viareggio 2002, Ghent 2002, Gijon 2002, Rotterdam 2009
Awards FIPRESCI Award Rotterdam 2002, Best Film, Director & Leading Actor Puchon 2002
With backing from MFG Baden-Württemberg

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