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Aren't You Happy?

Germany, German, 80 mins

Original Title

Das melancholische Mädchen
  • Director: Susanne Heinrich
  • Writer: Susanne Heinrich
  • Producer: Philippe Bober; Andreas Louis; Till Gerstenberger; Jana Kreissl

CGiii Comment

I don't get your humour...

That's a quote from the film...talk about hitting the nail precisely on the head! Really, seriously, unabashedly...there are not enough [respectable & repeatable] words to accurately describe how [truly] awful this film is!

It's really only 70 minutes [too] long...with 9 minutes of end credits [yes, we timed them!].

So...not to be a total malcontent...here are the positives, there are quite a few willies on show [one being particularly impressive]. That's it, that's all.


The(ir) Blurb...

A girl roams through the city looking for a place to sleep. Along the way she meets young mothers who celebrate motherhood religiously, goes home with an abstinent existentialist for whom sex is “just another market”, and waits for the end of capitalism in a drag bar. Her attempt to write a book doesn’t make it beyond the first sentence of the second chapter, and she finds no space between art galleries, yoga studios and the beds of strangers. Instead of trying to fit in, she starts regarding her depression as a political issue.

Cast & Characters

Marie Rathscheck as Das melancholische Madchen;
Nicolai Borger as Existentialist;
Malte Bundgen as Typ;
Dax Constantine as Clubfreundin;
Monika Freinberger as Model;
Julian Fricker as Drag Queen;
Yann Grouhel as Normalo;
Lorna Ishema as Clubfreundin;
Christine Kostropetsch as Casterin;
Felix Mayr as Clubfreund;
Markus Nechleba as Psychoanalytiker;
Nicolo Pasetti as Der Bruder;
Pero Radicic as Barmann;
Alexander von Hugo as Vasilis;
Monika Wiedemer as Yogalehrerin

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