About a Girl (Charleen macht Schluss)

Town Hall Theatre / Time: 10:15/ 10:15 Thursday 10th November 2016 / 15+
Germany / 2010 Drama / 104 mins
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This screening is presented in association with IFI Education and in co-operation with the Goethe-Institut Irland

The film will be introduced and a study guide will be available.

Working part-time in an undertakers, and listening repeatedly to Kurt Cobain, 15 year old Charleen focuses on the darker side of life. Her mother think she’s depressed but all she wants is some peace, so one day, feeling especially melodramatic and rebellious, she decides to pull the plug on her life. Luckily, she fails. Waking up in the hospital, she realises that she can change her life for the better. With sharp dialogue and terrific performances, this is a comedy that deals with teen suicide. Through its highly engaging character, it explores issues of growing up, falling in love and finding meaning in life even if things rarely turns out the way we expected!

Director Mark Monheim
Cast Jasna Fritzi Baue, Heike Makatsch, Aurel Manthei

German with English subtitles

Key Study Areas
German Senior Cycle / Coming of Age / Society and Culture