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Cheeky Girls 2 (Freche Maedchen 2)

Cheeky Girls 2
Producer Ulrich Limmer, director Ute Wieland (photo © Collina Film/Bernd Spauke)

Production Report featured in
German Films Quarterly 03/2009

How to follow the 2007 smash hit that was Cheeky Girls must have stumped the brilliant minds at Collina Film for, oh, five seconds tops! But with such a great set of female characters and a box office performance to envy, a sequel was a given. Writer Maggie Peren was re-chained to her keyboard, Ute Wieland signed up for another session in the director’s chair, the cast blocked out their diaries, and the well-oiled production machine moved seamlessly into action. Ladies and Gentlemen, reserve your tickets for Cheeky Girls 2 (Freche Maedchen 2)!

The three girlfriends Mila, Kati and Hanna are enjoying life to the full. They’re happy with their great guys. Mila has her Markus, Kati her Tobi and Hanna has Branko. They spend their time rating the lads according to the points scale in the girls’ magazines for looks, character, coolness and clothes. The boys score top marks, of course, and the relationships are running smoother than silk. Cue looming stress!

Mila gets it first, with Markus having to stay back at the stables while she goes to Bavaria with the school choir. Worse, Vanessa the school bitch will be holidaying at the stables. Like a true female, Mila can’t get the idea out of her head that Markus and Vanessa will... So they fight and she has to leave before they can make up. If Kati, Hanna and Tobi are there to cheer her up, so too are the lovably nutty music teacher, Nickel, and the loathed math teacher, Rumpelstilzchen.

Up in the Bavarian mountains, no mobile phone or internet, Mila at least has fellow student Antony for comfort. But when he starts developing feelings for her, Mila is in a dilemma: does she still love Markus? Does he still love her? And what about Vanessa?

Kati and Mila take a time-out in Munich, where Kati meets a young man, Robert. He’s older and has a driving license. Or should she stay with the super nice but same-aged Tobi? Choices, Kati! Choices!

Back in wild Wuppertal, Mila wants to surprise Markus and visits the stables. Big mistake! She sees him and Vanessa having a roll in the hay! Mila and Kati go to see Hanna for some support, only to discover Branko’s turned into a real jerk!

Can it get more tangled? Oh yes! Tobi’s caught wind of what’s happening between Kati and Robert and splits up with her. Kati’s suitably wrecked! As is Hanna, who now has grave doubts about Branko. Mila wants to talk with Markus but he then has a fight with Antony over her! Mila decides boys are complete crap and splits from them both!

All three girls, now single, meet at the school ball where all the threads are drawn together in a grand finale. Will Mila and Markus reconcile? Will Kati get Tobi back? Will Hanna rediscover her love of singing? Can anybody get the math teacher Rumpelstilzchen out of the toilet? Are any of these people capable of a functioning relationship? Or even just a relationship?!

Genre Romantic Comedy
Category Feature
Year of Production 2009
Director Ute Wieland
Screenplay Maggie Peren
Cinematography Peter Przybylski
Dunja Campregher
Stefan Ziethen
Frank Polosek
Cast Emilia Schüle, Selina Shirin Mueller, Henriette Nagel, Christina Peifer, Jonathan Beck, Ben Unterkofler, Mariius Weingarten, Jannis Niewöhner, Armin Rohde, Tom Gerhardt
Producers Ulrich Limmer, Martin Moszkowicz
Production Company Collina Filmproduktion, in co-production with Constantin Film Produktion
Format 35 mm, color
Shooting Dates Munich, Berchtesgaden, Wuppertal, May - July 2009
Sound Technology Dolby SR
With backing from German Federal Film Board / FFA Filmförderungsanstalt, FilmFernsehFonds Bayern, German Federal Film Fund / DFFF Deutscher Filmförderfonds
German Distributor Constantin Film Verleih

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