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The struggle of Patty's family's Imbiss versus uncle Walther's chain of fast food restaurants, fighting to guard the secret her family inherited: the best ever German sausage sauce! Smart and ambitious, teenage Patty finally realizes that the recipe to her own happiness is to use her talent to support her family. A "Heimat" film about pride, betrayal and family ties.

Tina von Traben studied German Philology, Sociology and Media Communication and worked as an assistant director for film and TV, and as an editor and producer for TV for a few years after 1994. She then studied Film Directing at the ifs internationale filmschule köln from 2002-2005. After several successful and award-winning short film PATTY'S CATCHUP is her first feature film.
Genre Family Entertainment
Category Feature
Year of Production 2012
Director Tina von Traben
Screenplay Tina von Traben, Rüdiger Bertram
Cinematography Ralf Mendle
Cast Luise Risch, Marlene Risch, Tabea Willemsen, Thekla Carola Wied, Anneke Kim Sarnau, Smudo
Producer Dagmar Blume-Niehage
Production Company Dagstar Film
Length 86 min
Format 35 mm, color, 1:1.85
Original Version
Subtitled Version English
Festivals Goldener Spatz 2012 (In Competition), Thessaloniki 2012, Shanghai 2013, BUSTER Copenhagen 2013
With backing from Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, BKM, Kuratorium junger deutscher Film, German Federal Film Fund, Nordmedia
German Distributor Farbfilm Verleih

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