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RASPBERRIES WITH MUSTARD (HIMBEEREN MIT SENF)

RASPBERRIES WITH MUSTARD
© Ricardo Vaz_Palma zischlermann filmproduktion

Production Report featured in
German Films Quarterly 10/2020

Meeri (13), the daughter of an undertaker, has a special relationship with life and death: she talks to the corpses like a friend and hides letters about her thoughts and feelings in the coffins for her deceased mother to read in heaven.

She is deeply in love with Rocco (16), barely able to control herself when she sees him, and her friends have their own problems. Klara (13) wants to be the world’s first female Catholic priest. Her brother Luk (8) takes on a dangerous local gang. Her father, Ernst (43), wants a new wife and mother for his kids. On top of which, Rocco does not return her feelings.

Puberty’s tough but Meeri learns to share her feelings with the living and then somebody falls in love with her, Rocco’s brother Matti, and he’s perfect.