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QUALITY TIME (DA GEHT NOCH WAS)

QUALITY TIME
photo © 2013 Constantin Film Verleih GmbH

You can’t choose your family – which is why Conrad limits his visits with his parents to an absolute minimum. His father Carl is an irritable old coot who enjoys plucking apart Conrad’s son Jonas and his wife Tamara. Preferring to leave nothing to chance, Jonas proceeds pragmatically: the code word “strawberry pie” means: time to go! At this year’s birthday massacre, Conrad’s mother Helene surprises them with genuine news: she has left Carl and asks Conrad to do her a favor. She wants him to pay a visit to Carl in their family home. It sounds harmless enough – until Conrad finds his father wallowing in beer cans, pizza cartons and self-pity. Yet the old geezer still finds the energy to launch venomous attacks on his son. When Carl injures himself seriously in a fall, Conrad has no choice but to move back into his old childhood room. Three generations under one roof: a chance for reconciliation – or a total disaster?


Holger Haase was born in 1975 in Hamm. He studied Film Directing at the Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg and graduated in 2004. His debut short film ZWEI WOCHEN ARGENTINIEN (2003) was honored with the Young Talent Promotional Award at the Biberach Film Festival and nominated for the Grimme Award in 2006. Among his other films are short films, TV movies and series.
Genre Comedy
Category Feature
Year of Production 2013
Director Holger Haase
Screenplay Jens-Frederik Otto, Florian David Fitz
Cinematography Gerhard Schirlo
Cast Florian David Fitz, Henry Hübchen, Leslie Malton, Marius Haas, Thekla Reuten, Jamie Blick
Producers Viola Jäger, Harald Kügler
Production Company Olga Film/Munich
Length 100 min
Format DCP, color, cs
Original Version
 German
Subtitled Version English
With backing from German Federal Film Board, German Federal Film Fund, BKM, FilmFernsehFonds Bayern
German Distributor Constantin Film Verleih

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