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Girls on Top (Maedchen Maedchen)

Girls on Top

Girls on Top is a romantic, coming-of-age comedy. On her eighteenth birthday, Inken and her friends, Victoria and Lena, watch a film from the seventies about hippie women talking about their liberation and their enormous sexual satisfaction. From that moment on, the three girls are on a mission. They are convinced that their first orgasm will bring them success with their volleyball team, make them pass their final exams and lead them to the sunny side of life. To achieve all that, Inken has to get rid of her macho boyfriend, Victoria has to realize that it's quality instead of quantity that matters, and shy Lena has to prepare herself to lose her virginity. In the end, the three girls learn to trust their own feelings instead of following forced goals and they all find true love.


Dennis Gansel was born in 1973 in Hanover. Following his civil service duty, he studied at the Academy of Television & Film (HFF/M) in Munich. His films include: The Wrong Trip (short, 1995), Living Dead (1996) - a short film with Iris Berben, Im Auftrag des Herrn (short, 1997), The Phantom (TV, 2000), Girls on Top (Maedchen Maedchen, 2001), Napola (2004), and The Wave (Die Welle, 2008).
Genre Comedy
Category Feature
Year of Production 2001
Director Dennis Gansel
Screenplay Christian Zübert, Maggie Peren
Cinematography Axel Sand
Anne Loewer
Tobi Neumann, Martin Probst
Ingrid Henn
Cast Florian Lukas, Ulrike Kriener, Karoline Herfurth, Felicitas Woll, Max Riemelt, Martin Reinhold, Andreas Christ
Producers Matthias Emcke, Thomas Augsberger, Tina Fauvet, Viola Jäger, Molly von Fürstenberg, Harald Kügler
Production Company Olga Film/Munich, in association with Key Entertainment/Los Angeles
Length 90 min
Format 35 mm, color
Original Version
 German
Subtitled Version English
Sound Technology Dolby Digital
Festivals Berlin 2002 (German Cinema)
With backing from German Federal Film Board, FilmFernsehFonds Bayern, Bayerischer Bankenfonds
German Distributor Constantin Film Verleih

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