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Girl

Girl

Chris is a macho, in the true sense of the word: he loves fast cars, football, women, and above all, himself. When he has to be admitted to the hospital for a knee operation, he takes it stoically, like a real man. Shortly after his admission, he comes across Melody L'amoure, a captivatingly beautiful woman, who he would love to conquer. But Melody doesn't even notice him. When Chris wakes up after the operation and sees the very serious look on Dr. Fahlmann's face, he is devastated. Rather than a swollen knee, he seems to have "swollen" body parts - extremely feminine ones! Mr. Macho realizes: he is a woman! He tries everything he can to reverse the effects of the operation, but that is easier said than done ...


Piers Ashworth was born in 1957 in London and studied Modern History at Oxford University. He started work in publishing as an editor and went on to journalism as a freelance features writer and then into television as a researcher and assistant producer for independent drama and documentary programs. In 1985 he began work in music videos - producing, writing and directing dozens of clips for bands including Black Sabbath, Madness, Bon Jovi and Janet Jackson. He subsequently worked as a writer, rewriter and script doctor for Paramount, Universal, Tristar and MGM for such films as Mission Impossible (1992) and Lawnmower Man (1994). He has also worked on such feature films as Nostradamus (1995) and Pinocchio (1996) as well as on the television films The Metaphysical Policeman (1996), 5NY (1997) and The Big One (1997). Girl is his first feature film as a director.
Genre Comedy
Category Feature
Year of Production 2001
Director Piers Ashworth
Screenplay Piers Ashworth, David Thomas
Cinematography Peter Joachim Krause
Nana A. Meyer
Detlef F. Petersen
Maximillian Johannsmann
Cast Katja Riemann, Martin Semmelrogge, Oliver Petszokat, Oliver K. Wnuk, Dietrich Mattausch
Producer Susanne Dembsky
Production Company Sternbild Filmproduktion/Hamburg, in co-production with Senator Film Produktion
Length 86 min
Format 35 mm, color
Original Version
 German
With backing from German Federal Film Board, Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein
German Distributor Senator Film Verleih/Berlin

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