DOUBLE FEATURE | U.S. PREMIERE
DOUBLE FEATURE: begins with TIGER MILK at 7:30 pm,
followed by GOODBYE BERLIN at approximately 9:30 pm.
Ticket price includes admission to both films.
Germany (2016), 93 min. DCP Projection.
German with English Subtitles
8th grade classmates Maik (Göbel) and Tschick (Batbileg) are from completely different worlds. Maik, from a wealthy, albeit dysfunctional family, is virtually invisible to his peers, whereas Tschick, from a poor immigrant family, stands out at school with his loud Hawaiian shirt and rebellious attitude. The boys do have one thing in common: they’re both outsiders. With his mother in rehab and his father away on a “business trip,” Maik’s plans to spend the summer alone at home change when Tschick appears with a “borrowed” car and a plan: they’ll drive to Wallachia and visit Tschick’s Grandfather.
Without a map, or a clue where they are going, the unlikely friends leave Berlin and set out on a wild adventure through eastern Germany to experience the trip of a lifetime, learning about themselves and the power of friendship along the way. Akin’s long-awaited adaptation of the late Wolfgang Herrndorf’s best-selling cult novel, Tschick, delivers a fresh, youthful perspective on the traditional road movie genre.
Director: Fatih Akin
Screenplay: Lars Hubrich, Hark Bohm, adapted from the novel by Wolfgang Herrndorf
Cinematography: Rainer Klausmann
Cast: Tristan Göbel, Anand Batbileg, Mercedes Müller, Anja Schneider, Uwe Bohm
Producers: Marco Mehlitz, Susa Kusche, Kalle Friz
Production Company: Lago Film GmbH in co-production with Studiocanal GmbH, ARD Degeto Film, RBB, BR, and NDR
$11.-/ General Audiences
$7.- / Cinematheque Members
$9.- / Seniors, Students / Friends of Goethe
Bavarian Film Awards 2017: Best Youth Film
European Film Awards 2017: Young Audience Award
New Faces Award 2017
Zlin Film Festival 2017: Main Prize of the Youth Jury
Fatih Akin was born in 1973 in Hamburg. Prior to studying at the Hamburg College of the Arts, he completed SENSIN – DU BIST ES (1995), his first short as writer-director. With his award-winning films including HEAD ON (2004), THE EDGE OF HEAVEN (2007), SOUL KITCHEN (2009), THE CUT (2014), and IN THE FADE (2017), Akin has risen to become one of the most influential German directors.
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