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She was sweet, she was cute. But just before her 14th birthday, Daddy’s little princess mutates into a petulant pubescent nightmare. Journalist Hannes Wen¬ger decides to take a time-out from work to guide his daughter Carla through this difficult phase in her life and, above all, to keep her away from alcohol, boys and other temptations. This is easier said than done, however, and when his wife Sara goes back to work, Hannes proves himself entirely inept at raising a teenager. Whether it’s Carla’s birthday party, her mobile phone contract or her first time, Hannes makes one awkward blunder after another. The fact that other teens have embarrassing fathers provides only faint consolation; Hannes’ best friend is a war reporter named Holger who prefers to be shot at in war zones rather than stay at home and be driven crazy by his own teenage nightmare.

The film is based on Jan Weiler’s best-selling German novel Das Pubertier and is published in English as Teenosaurus Rex.
Genre Comedy, Coming-of-Age Story
Category Feature
Year of Production 2017
Director Leander Haußmann
Screenplay Leander Haußmann, Jan Weiler
Cinematography Alexander Fischerkoesen
Cast Jan Josef Liefers, Heike Makatsch, Harriet Herbig-Matten, Detlev Buck, Monika Gruber, Justus von Dohnányi, Luise Kinseher, Waldemar Kobus
Producers Günter Rohrbach, Martin Moszkowicz, Oliver Berben
Co-Producer Stefan Gärtner
Production Company Constantin Film Produktion
Runtime 94 min
Format DCP, color, cs
Subtitled Version English
With backing from German Federal Film Fund / DFFF Deutscher Filmförderfonds, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, FilmFernsehFonds Bayern, German Federal Film Board / FFA Filmförderungsanstalt
German Distributor Constantin Film Verleih

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