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Axolotl Overkill

Axolotl Overkill

18+ Restricted
1h34m Germany 2017

Synopsis

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

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

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Country: Germany
Director: Helene Hegemann
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

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