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TOO HARD TO HANDLE (MÄNGELEXEMPLAR)

TOO HARD TO HANDLE
photo © Stephanie Kulbach

It's no surprise when Karo is fired. She is loud, over-emotional and egocentric, more so than the average Berliner wise-ass, says her best friend Anna. Karo is not one to give up easily, though: she opts for radical change and goes into therapy. Although her therapist advises her to keep calm, Karo throws herself into it. She wants to be a ‘super patient’, catch up on the mourning she hasn't done, put her mother on the spot and break up with her boyfriend Philipp. But it's all too much in one go, her witty façade breaks and she slides into a depressive mood, to the extent that neither her closest confidant Max nor her grandmother Bille can help her. It is only when her mother takes Karo in that she slowly pulls herself together again. She now declares war on her crisis, because ‘depression is a f***ing event’.


Laura Lackmann was born in 1979. After working as an assistant director and production assistant, she studied History and Art History, followed by studies in Directing at the New York Film Academy and the German Film & Television Academy Berlin (DFFB). Her films include: ROSA UND TAXI (short, 2008), GEGENÜBER VON TROST (short, 2009), BÄRLINALE (3 shorts, 2009), MITTEN AM RAND (short, 2012), and her feature debut TOO HARD TO HANDLE (2016).
Genre Tragicomedy
Category Feature
Year of Production 2016
Director Laura Lackmann
Screenplay Laura Lackmann
Cinematography Sten Mende
Cast Claudia Eisinger, Katja Riemann, Barbara Schöne
Producer Jochen Laube
Production Company UFA Fiction
Length 112 min
Format DCP, color, cs
Original Version
 German
Subtitled Version English
Awards German Film Award 2016 (Best Supporting Actress: Laura Tonke)
With backing from German Federal Film Fund, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg

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