Film Info: Abgeschminkt

Making Up (Abgeschminkt)

Frenzy and Maischa are best friends. Frenzy is older, more mature, and supposedly secure enough in her self-awareness that she does not have to be in a relationship to feel fulfilled. Maischa, on the other hand, finds it difficult to live if she is not half of a couple. One day at a party, she see Rene, and falls for him on the spot. After arranging a date with him, Maischa convinces Frenzy to come along as a companion for Rene's friend, Mark. Frenzy and Mark take an instant dislike to each other, but it does not take a cinematic genius to guess which direction their relationship is going in.


Katja von Garnier was born in 1966 in Wiesbaden and studied at the Academy for Television & Film (HFF/M) in Munich from 1989-1994. She founded the VELA-X Filmproduktion with fellow student Ewa Karlstroem in 1990 and made her directorial debut with the short Lautlos in 1991. The feature Making Up (Abgeschminkt, 1993) won her a Bavarian Film Prize, the Student OSCAR, German Film Prize for Best Newcomer Director and the Ernst Lubitsch Prize in 1994. She made a documentary on the making of In The Line Of Fire in 1994 and shot her first feature-length film Bandits in 1996.
Genre Romantic Comedy
Category Feature
Year of Production 1993
Director Katja von Garnier
Screenplay Benjamin Taylor, Hannes Jaenicke, Katja von Garnier
Cinematography Torsten Breuer
Katja von Garnier
Peter Wenke, Tillmann Hoehn
Nikolai Ritter, Irene Edenhofer, Annie Brunner, Mike Schaefer
Cast Max Tidof, Gedeon Burkhard, Katja Riemann, Nina Kronjäger
Producers Ewa Karlström, Katja von Garnier
Production Companies Vela-X Film/Munich, Hochschule für Fernsehen und Film München (HFF/M)/Munich, Arnold & Richter/Munich, BR
Original Version
 German
Festivals Berlin 1993 (Panorama), Uppsala 1994
Awards Promotion Prize of the City of Munich 1993, Ernst-Lubitsch-Prize 1994, three Bavarian Film Awards 1994, German Film Award 1994, Student Academy Award 1994, Best Film Uppsala 1994

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