Axolotl Overkill

Axolotl Overkill

Mifti is sixteen, looks like she's twelve, acts like she's in her mid-thirties, and has lived with her half-siblings in a shared Berlin apartment since the death of her mother. Her father considers... More
1h34m Germany 2017
18+
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Tags
Lesbian Romance Coming-of-Age Lust Europe Movies

Synopsis

Mifti is sixteen, looks like she's twelve, acts like she's in her mid-thirties, and has lived with her half-siblings in a shared Berlin apartment since the death of her mother. Her father considers terrorism a contemporary career and is more interested in art than people; given this backdrop, going to school makes less sense than living life between parties, drugs, affairs and kitchen-table polemics. She's wild, sad, sensitive and in love. The adults she meets are one thing only by comparison: desperate, either because the world is about to go under, or because they don't know what to wear and how to dress. So Mifti has to grow up on her own, one way or another.

"It's trainwreck-y, can't-turn-away qualities ultimately rise and consumes you like a blaze of youth in revolt."-Rodrigo Perez, The Playlist

A debut feature by the multi-talented young writer Helene Hegemann based on her own best-selling controversial first novel.

Details

Country
Germany
Language
GermanEnglishSpanishFrench
Director
Helene Hegemann
Cast
Jasna Fritzi BauerArly JoverMavie Hörbiger
Awards
Sundance Film Festival 2017 - World Cinema - Dramatic - Cinematography Award, German Film Critics Association Awards 2018 - Best Actress Best Editing Nominations, Tel Aviv LGBT Film Festival 2017
Review
A stylish, striking flame of youth in revolt

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