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WHOLE SHEBANG, THE (ALLES INKLUSIVE)

WHOLE SHEBANG, THE
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THE WHOLE SHEBANG is the story of an encounter of some very diverse people, whose lives are intertwined by a fateful incident a long time ago. A melancholic comedy about mothers and daughters, about love's ups and downs and the shortcomings of alternative and middle-class life concepts. It's about the absurdity of modern traveling and our everlasting longing for the south. Can you book happiness just like a holiday – all inclusive?

Apple owes her peculiar first name to her mother Ingrid. Never again does she want to live the chaotic life of her childhood. In 1967, in Spain in a tent at a hippie beach, when Apple's mother had a passionate love affair with Karl. Now, thirty years later, Apple's love life is a mere disaster, her only friend and confidant being her dog. Ingrid, the once topless queen of the beach, still a free spirit, returns as a package holiday tourist to Torremolinos. The hippie beach has gone and she hardly recognizes the place, now distorted by hideous new hotels, invasive animators and partying youths. An encounter with a refugee landing by boat and the acquaintance with Tim, a gender bender, force Ingrid to reflect on her past. When Apple arrives in Spain to visit her mother, she is in for a big surprise.


Doris Dörrie was born in Hanover. After studying Acting, Philosophy and Psychology in the US, she studied at the University of Television & Film in Munich, where she now runs the Creative Writing Department. In addition to directing, she is also a novelist. Her award-winning films include: STRAIGHT THROUGH THE HEART (MITTEN INS HERZ, 1983), INSIDE THE BELLY OF THE WHALE (IN INNEREN DES WALS, 1984), MEN (MÄNNER, 1985), PARADISE (PARADIES, 1986), ME AND HIM (ICH UND ER, 1988), MONEY (GELD, 1989), HAPPY BIRTHDAY! (HAPPY BIRTHDAY, TÜRKE!, 1992), NOBODY LOVES ME (KEINER LIEBT MICH, 1994), AM I BEAUTIFUL? (BIN ICH SCHÖN?,1998), ENLIGHTENMENT GUARANTEED (ERLEUCHTUNG GARANTIERT, 2000), "NAKED" (NACKT, 2002), THE FISHERMAN AND HIS WIFE – WHY WOMEN NEVER GET ENOUGH (DER FISCHER UND SEINE FRAU – WARUM FRAUEN NIE GENUG BEKOMMEN, 2005), HOW TO COOK YOUR LIFE (2007), CHERRY BLOSSOMS - HANAMI (KIRSCHBLÜTEN – HANAMI, 2008), THE HAIRDRESSER (DIE FRISEUSE, 2010), BLISS (GLÜCK, 2011), THE WHOLE SHEBANG (ALLES INKLUSIVE, 2014), and GREETINGS FROM FUKUSHIMA (GRÜSSE AUS FUKUSHIMA, 2016).
Genre Drama, Comedy
Category Feature
Year of Production 2014
Director Doris Dörrie
Screenplay Doris Dörrie
Cinematography Hanno Lentz
Cast Hannelore Elsner, Nadja Uhl, Hinnerk Schönemann, Axel Prahl
Producers Molly von Fürstenberg, Harald Kügler
Production Company Olga Film/Munich, in co-production with Bayerischer Rundfunk
Length 124 min
Format DCP, color, 1:2.39
Original Version
 German
Subtitled Version English
Festivals Rio de Janeiro 2014
With backing from FilmFernsehFonds Bayern, German Federal Film Board, German Federal Film Fund, BKM
German Distributor Constantin Film Verleih

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