Das melancholische Mädchen

A film by Susanne Heinrich. In German with English subtitles.

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A girl roams through the city loo­king for a place to sleep. Along the way she meets young mothers who cele­bra­te mother­hood reli­gious­ly, goes home with an abs­ti­nent exis­ten­tia­list for whom sex is “just ano­ther mar­ket,” and waits for the end of capi­ta­lism in a drag bar. Her attempt to wri­te a book doesn’t make it bey­ond the first sen­tence of the second chap­ter, and she finds no space bet­ween art gal­le­ries, yoga stu­di­os and the beds of stran­gers. Instead of try­ing to fit in, she starts regar­ding her depres­si­on as a poli­ti­cal issue. Through 15 of the girl’s humo­rous encoun­ters, Aren’t You Happy? explo­res our post-modern socie­ty bet­ween pre­ca­ri­ty and self-mar­ke­ting, seri­al mono­ga­my and neo-spi­ri­tua­li­ty, dis­il­lu­sionment and the pres­su­re to be hap­py. Susanne Heinrich’s debut film brings tog­e­ther pop and theo­ry, femi­nism and humour, and gives you tons of quo­tes you’ll want to see on adver­ti­sing bill­boards in neon letters.


Deutschland 2019, 80 Min., OmeU
Regie & Buch: Susanne Heinrich
Kamera: Agnesh Pakozdi
Schnitt: Susanne Heinrich, Benjamin Mirguet
mit: Marie Rathscheck, Nicolai Borger, Malte Bündgen, Dax Constantine, Monika Freinberger, Yann Grouhel, Julian Fricker, Nicolo Pasetti


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Das melan­cho­li­sche Mädchen – Trailer from Salzgeber & Co. Medien GmbH on Vimeo.