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HAPPINESS SUCKS (GLÜCK IST WAS FÜR WEICHEIER)

HAPPINESS SUCKS
© Bernd Spauke

Production Report featured in
German Films Quarterly 01/2018

Stefan Gabriel is an active father always looking at life positively. While he tries to give back to society, his daughters Jessica (12) and Sabrina (15) struggle with their own problems. Jessica is often mistaken for a boy and has to deal with her many ticks. She would happily swap places with Sabrina, who, despite her illness, appears to have her life completely under control. But the more Sabrina's health worsens, the worse Jessica's ticks become. The girls need a plan and fast. They come across a special ritual in an old book, which could be their rescue. But the girls first have to find a boy to sleep with Sabrina. They don't have much time left and Jessica puts all she has got into implementing the life-saving plan, no matter how crazy it may be.
Genre Tragicomedy
Category Feature
Director Anca Miruna Lazarescu
Screenplay Silvia Wolkan
Cinematography Christian Stangassinger
Cast Ella Frey, Martin Wuttke, Emilia Bernsdorf, Tina Ruhland, Stephan Grossmann, Christian Friedel, Sophie Rois
Producers Tobias Walker, Philipp Worm
Production Company Walker+Worm Film, in co-production with ZDF Das kleine Fernsehspiel
Language
 German
Festivals Hof 2018 (Opening Film)
With backing from Kuratorium junger deutscher Film, Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, Nordmedia, FilmFernsehFonds Bayern
German Distributor Concorde Filmverleih

Contact
Walker+Worm Film GmbH & Co. KG
office@w2-film.de
http://www.w2-film.de