All About Me film still. Courtesy Goethe Institute

All About Me film still. Courtesy Goethe Institute

All About Me

German Film Festival 2019
  • Thu 22 Aug 2019
  • 6:30—8:10PM
  • Len Lye Centre Cinema
  • Presented by the Goethe-Institut NZ
  • Free entry
  • Tickets will be issued at the Gallery on the day of each screening on a first come, first served basis
  • Unfortunately no reservations by phone or email
  • Please take your seat 10 mins before the film starts as otherwise empty seats will be re-allocated
  • Wheelchair spaces available. Companion seat is automatically allocated when a wheelchair space is booked

A humorous and heartfelt tragicomedy about the turbulent childhood of the later comedy superstar Hape Kerkeling. - Filmstarts, Carsten Baumgardt

Ruhr Valley, Germany, 1972. Hans-Peter is a pudgy nine-year-old growing up in the security of his family and fun-loving relatives. At first sight he might not be the most popular guy, but he has a talent for making others laugh, which he refines on a daily basis in his grandmother’s corner shop. However, dark shadows soon loom over the boy’s everyday life as his once cheerful mum becomes more and more depressed after an operation. Hans-Peter’s sad and hardworking father leaves him mostly in the care of his two grandmas, who both have big hearts and strong personalities. Their love and care make it possible for Hans-Peter to survive the ensuing emotional turmoil and use his comedic talents to heal his own wounds while also making people laugh along with him.
Text: German Films

Germany, 2018
Director: Caroline Link
Screenplay: Ruth Toma
Cinematography: Judith Kaufmann
Editor: Simon Gstöttmayr
Music: Niki Reiser
With: Julius Weckauf, Luise Heyer, Sönke Möhring, Diana Amft, Joachim Król, Maren Kroymann, Ursula Werner, Hedi Kriegeskotte
Producers: Hermann Florin, Nico Hofmann, Sebastian Werninger, Tobias Timme
Duration: 100 mins
Language: German (with English subtitles)
Rating: tbc

Event Info

Goethe Institut NZ