Nackte Tiere

A film by Mela­nie Wael­de. In Ger­man with Eng­lish sub­tit­les.

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Kat­ja, Sascha, Ben­ni, Lai­la and Schöl­ler. The­se five young peop­le have more in com­mon than just the fact that they are living in pro­vin­cial Ger­ma­ny free of paren­tal inter­fe­rence. They have one last win­ter tog­e­ther befo­re they finish school, then they are sup­po­sed to know what they want to do: stay or lea­ve. In bet­ween home­work and smo­king dope, mar­ti­al arts trai­ning and gos­si­ping about deflowe­ring peop­le, they explo­re their fee­lings in all kinds of dif­fe­rent rela­ti­ons­hips, sear­ching for each other, hiding, kis­sing and figh­t­ing. They want to live, to con­quer the world and find out who they real­ly are. They are young and exu­de an envia­ble natu­ral­ness when it comes to gen­der iden­ti­ties and roles, abo­ve all Kat­ja, play­ed by Marie Tra­gous­ti with a lot of new fema­le power. Mela­nie Waelde’s fea­ture debut is tre­men­dous­ly inten­se and vibrant. Going bey­ond cuteness, she draws the­se “naked ani­mals” with a raw, sen­su­al and sen­si­ti­ve open­ness rare­ly seen in Ger­man cine­ma. On the cusp bet­ween the end of child­hood and bur­geo­ning matu­ri­ty, body and soul are still more or less united. Just like lone­li­ness and inti­ma­cy. We are vul­nerable – and that’s a good thing.

Ber­li­na­le 2020: Encoun­ters

 
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DE 2020, 83 Min., OmeU
Regie, Buch: Mela­nie Wael­de
Kame­ra: Fion Mutert
Schnitt: Jes­si­ca Schnel­ler
mit: Marie Tra­gous­ti, Sam­my Scheu­rit­zel, Michel­an­ge­lo For­tuz­zi, Luna Schal­ler, Paul Micha­el Stieh­ler

 
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