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Cheeky Girls (Freche Maedchen)

Cheeky Girls
Scene from "Cheeky Girls" (photo © Constantin Film 2008)

Mila, Hanna, and Kati are best friends – always there for each other, be it stress at school or boy trouble. And they have plenty of that: A gifted singer, Hanna wants to participate in a casting show, which leads to an argument with her boyfriend Branko; Kati develops a huge crush on Brian, the coolest boy at school. When he turns a poem written by Mila into his band’s new song, Kati becomes jealous. Mila though thinks Markus is kind of cute, but nothing else. She is actually relieved that her first relationship is taking its sweet time because, as she puts it, she has no time for boys right now. But then she falls head over heels for Pit Winter, a young trainee teacher, who of all people happens to be the new boyfriend of her mom, a charming, but chaotic hairdresser... Talk about stress!

Cheeky Girls is based on Germany’s most popular book series for girls, Cheeky Girls – Cheeky Books, which has been published in 22 languages and sold over 7 million copies total.

Ute Wieland was born in Grossbottwar near Stuttgart. She initially studied German Language Studies and Theater Sciences before enrolling at the Munich University of Television and Film. Her award-winning films include: Im Jahr der Schildkroete (1988), Polizeiruf 110 - Hetzjagd (TV, 1997), Wie angelt man sich seinen Chef? (TV, 1999), Morgen gehoert der Himmel mir (TV, 1999), Dich schickt der Himmel (TV, 2000), Die Mutter meines Mannes (TV, 2001), Eiskalte Freunde (TV, 2002), Italiener und andere Suessigkeiten (TV, 2003), Miss Texas (TV, 2004), FC Venus - Women with Balls (2006), Fettkiller (TV, 2007), and Cheeky Girls (Freche Maedchen, 2008).
Genre Comedy
Category Feature
Year of Production 2008
Director Ute Wieland
Screenplay Maggie Peren
Cinematography Peter Przybylski
Dunja Campregher
Oli Biehler
Frank Polosek, Elena Wegner
Cast Anke Engelke, Armin Rohde, Henriette Nagel, Emilia Schüle, Selina Shirin Mueller, David Rott
Producer Ulrich Limmer
Production Company Collina Filmproduktion/Munich, in co-production with Constantin Film Produktion, B.A. Produktion/Munich
Length 97 min
Format 35 mm, color
Original Version
Subtitled Version English
Sound Technology Dolby SRD
Festivals Melbourne 2009
With backing from German Federal Film Board, FilmFernsehFonds Bayern, German Federal Film Fund, Film- und Medienstiftung NRW
German Distributor Constantin Film Verleih

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