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She likes to experiment with vegetables while masturbating and thinks that body hygiene is greatly overrated. She shocks those around her by speaking her mind in a most unladylike manner on topics that many people would not even dare to think of: meet Helen Memel!

Helen is a handful for her divorced parents – yet all she longs for is to see her family reunited. She only feels truly at home with her friend and soul mate Corinna, who is her partner in crime as she breaks one social taboo after the other.

One day Helen has an intimate shaving accident and ends up in the hospital. It is not only the head doctor, Prof Notz, who considers her an unusual case: she makes waves throughout the hospital with her fierce wit and candid manner. Helen sees a chance to reconcile her parents at her sickbed and finds an ally in her male nurse, Robin, who well and truly sweeps her off her feet...
Genre Drama
Category Feature
Year of Production 2013
Director David Wnendt
Screenplay David Wnendt, Claus Falkenberg
Cinematography Jakub Bejnarowicz
Cast Carla Juri, Christoph Letkowski, Meret Becker, Axel Milberg, Marlen Kruse, Peri Baumeister, Edgar Selge, Harry Baer
Producer Peter Rommel
Production Company Rommel Film, in co-production with ZDF
Runtime 109 min
Format 35 mm, DCP, color, cs
Subtitled Version English
Festivals Locarno 2013 (In Competition), Sundance 2014, Miami 2014, CPH PIX 2014, Nashville 2014, Seattle 2014, Melbourne 2014, Sitges 2014, FEST Belgrade 2015
Awards Grand Jury Prize & Best Actress (ex aequo) Nashville 2014
With backing from Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, German Federal Film Board / FFA Filmförderungsanstalt, German Federal Film Fund / DFFF Deutscher Filmförderfonds, BKM
German Distributor Majestic Filmverleih

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