Films

All About Me (Der Junge muss an die frische Luft)

© UFA Fiction
© UFA Fiction


Fri. February 7, 2020 – 12:00 p.m.
Castro Theatre, San Francisco
Free Admission


Sun. February 9, 2020 – 11:00 a.m.
Castro Theatre, San Francisco
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Northern California Premiere

100 min. Germany (2018)
German w/ English subtitles

Director: Caroline Link
Starring: Julius Weckauf, Luise Heyer, Sönke Möhring, Diana Amft, Joachim Król, Maren Kroymann, Ursula Werner
Producers: Hermann Florin, Nico Hofmann, Sebastian Werninger, Tobias Timme
Screenwriter: Ruth Toma
Director of Photography: Judith Kaufmann
Editor: Simon Gstöttmayr
World Sales: Picture Tree International
Print Source: Goethe-Institut e. V.



Runner-up winner of the 2020 Berlin & Beyond Film Festival Youth 4 German Cinema Award

"A sweet origin story about Hape Kerkeling, one of Germany's most beloved comedians and television hosts." – Seattle International Film Festival

From Oscar®-winning director Caroline Link (Nowhere in Africa): Ruhr Valley, Germany, 1972. Hans-Peter is a pudgy nine year-old growing up in the security of his family and fun-loving relatives. At first sight he might not be the most popular guy, but he has a talent for making others laugh, which he refines on a daily basis in his grandmother’s corner shop. However, dark shadows soon loom over the boy’s everyday life as his once cheerful mother becomes more and more depressed after an operation. Hans-Peter’s sad and hardworking father leaves him mostly in the care of his two grandmas, both of whom have big hearts and strong personalities. Their love and care make it possible for Hans-Peter to survive the ensuing emotional turmoil and use his comedic talents to heal his own wounds while also making people laugh along with him.

All About Me won the 2019 German Film Awards for Best Picture (Bronze), Best Supporting Actress for Luise Heyer, and Highest Admission of 2018. Julis Weckauf won the Golden Space Needle Award for Best Actor.

This special presentation is made possible through a collaboration with the Goethe-Institut's online youth portal Step Into German.