Still, all of these small and not-so-small catastrophes show Daniel that life is what happens in between. And that is why Daniel has no regrets.
insignificant. I can honestly say that I found growing up to be much more difficult than it had to be. And that's why I wanted to teil this story. I wanted to show people that you have to find your own way through life, your own way to deal with first love. You have to learn to deal with your future and all its problems by yourself. And everyone who has that part of their life behind them should be reminded again and again just how difficult it was.
Daniel learns to accept life as it is. That doesn't mean he has to be satisfied with it. Even if he has difficult moments to endure, he will never again somehow enjoy the total helplessness and cruel bitterness that he does at the beginning of the movie. And that's what it's all about: trying to get your life a little better under control. Maybe our film is one step in that direction.
Cast & Crew
Directed by: Benjamin Quabeck
Written by: Hendrik Hölzemann
Produced by: Stephanie Wagner
Cinematography: David Schultz
Editing: Tobias Haas
Costume Design: Sandra Schulte
Original Score: Lee Buddah
Sound Design: Bernd Schreiner
Main Cast: Daniel Brühl (Daniel), Jessica Schwarz (Luca), Denis Moschitto (Dennis), Josef Heynert (Axel), Sonja Rogusch (Maria), Marie-Lou Sellem (Schwester Anna)
Nominations and Awards
- European Discovery of the Year - Fassbinder Award 2002