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SWEETHEARTS

SWEETHEARTS
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It’s double trouble when fate and an ill-executed diamond robbery throw Mel and Franny together in a race and chase against time. Mel, a professional criminal and single mum looking to pull off her greatest coup, and her nerdy, easily panic-stricken hostage Franny are soon pursued by the relentless detective Ingrid, who always gets her man, or woman, at any price. On the run, the mismatched and constantly fighting pair has to dispose of the loot in the face of a Berlin underworld also determined to get its hands on them and the precious stones. As the forces of law and disorder close in, Franny develops a liking for Mel, deciding she is going to help her ‘captor’. Mel is far less than enthusiastic, especially given Franny's idea of support. With no other choice, the odd couple soon becomes a perfect tag team. But when Mel then adds the good looking cop Harry to her collection of hostages and Franny immediately falls for him, the chaos becomes perfect – with a happy ending looking to be an impossibly long way off.
Genre Comedy
Category Feature
Year of Production 2018
Director Karoline Herfurth
Screenplay Monika Fäßler
Cinematography Daniel Gottschalk
Cast Karoline Herfurth, Hannah Herzsprung, Frederick Lau, Anneke Kim Sarnau, Uwe Preuss, Katrin Sass, Ronald Zehrfeld
Producers Christopher Doll, Lothar Hellinger
Production Company Hellinger/Doll Filmproduktion, in co-production with Warner Bros. Film Productions Germany
Length 107 min
Format DCP, color, cs
Original Version
 German
Subtitled Version English
Festivals Shanghai 2019, Stony Brook FF 2019, Manchester 2020
With backing from German Federal Film Board, German Federal Film Fund, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg
German Distributors Warner Bros. Pictures, Warner Bros. Pictures

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