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Production Report featured in
German Films Quarterly 01/2016

After films like MEIN FÜHRER and DAS LEBEN IST ZU LANG, Swiss-born writer-director Dani Levy has now turned his sights to the screwball family comedy genre for his latest project about a single mother on the verge of a nervous breakdown, who also has to cope with a gambling addict father, an irresponsible ex-husband – and exploding coffee machines to boot. Katharina Schüttler is cast as the musician Mimi, who finally has a chance to take her life and future into her own hands after her son secretly enters her for a casting show. But she hasn't reckoned that her family would want to come along to the show by hook or by crook. Who knows what surprises are in store for them during the journey....
Genre Road Movie, Comedy
Category Feature
Director Dani Levy
Screenplay Dani Levy
Cinematography Carl-Friedrich Koschnick
Cast Katharina Schüttler, Ernst Wilhelm Rodriguez, Peter Simonischek, Christiane Paul, Steffen Groth, Martin Feifel, Hannelore Elsner
Producers Stefan Arndt, Uwe Schott
Co-Producers Lukas Hobi, Reto Schaerli
Production Company X Filme Creative Pool, in co-production with Zodiac Pictures/Zurich, in cooperation with SWR, ARTE, ARD Degeto, SRF/Zurich, Teleclub/Zurich
Shooting Dates October-November 2015
With backing from MFG Baden-Württemberg, HessenFilm und Medien, German Federal Film Fund / DFFF Deutscher Filmförderfonds, BAK Bundesamt für Kultur, Zürcher Filmstiftung
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