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Robert Stadlober, Katharina Schuettler (photo © Avanti Media Fiction)

Sophie is pregnant, but doesn't know who the child's father is. In the night before her abortion date, she steals her boyfriend's motorcycle and races through the town with suicidal intention. After surviving that, to her surprise, she steps on the gas even more: straight as an arrow and with the impact of a falling rock, desperately seeking to find out just what it is she wants. She finally makes her decision, but the brakes fail...

Michael Hofmann was born in 1961. He worked as a designer and director for the LINTAS ad agency from 1988-1990 before becoming a freelance writer and director in 1991. He received a grant to attend the Munich Script Workshop in 1994 and made his feature film debut in 1998 with Trouville Beach (Der Strand von Trouville) after directing several shorts and penning a number of screenplays. His other films include: Kleine Fische (short, 1988), An ganz normalen Tagen geschehen Dinge wie diese (short, 1991), The Tale of the Girl and the Bear (short, 1992), Lunapark (short, 1993), Fleischgerichte, buergerlich (short, 1993), Big Eyes (documentary, 1993), Sex & Drugs (short, 1994), Sophiiiie! (2002), and Eden (2005).
Genre Drama
Category Feature
Year of Production 2002
Director Michael Hofmann
Screenplay Michael Hofmann
Cinematography Christopher Rowe, Detlev Schneider, Detlef Schneider
Martina Matuschewski
Guido Amin Fahim
Cast Alexander Beyer, Robert Stadlober, Josef Ostendorf, Gerd Wameling, Traugott Buhre, Ercan Durmaz, Katharina Schüttler
Producers Cordula Kablitz-Post, Mark Glaeser, Michael Eckelt
Production Companies Spiel Film, Berlin, Avanti Media Fiction, in co-production with Riva Filmproduktion/Hamburg, in cooperation with SWR
Length 104 min
Original Version
Subtitled Versions English, French
Sound Technology Dolby SR
Festivals Locarno 2002 (in competition), Montreal 2002 (World Greats), Ghent 2002, Rotterdam 2003, Gothenburg 2003
Awards German Film Promotion Award for Best Direction & Best Actress Munich 2002
With backing from Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein
German Distributor radikal (Delphi)/Berlin

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