Film screening Goodbye Berlin

Tschik © Lago Film

Fri, 11.09.2020 -
Thu, 17.09.2020

Cinema Akil

All performance times and the possibility to buy tickets online can be found on the website of our partner Cinema Akil.

Comedy, Literature, Germany 2016
93 min.
Director: Fatih Akin
Screenplay: Lars Hubrich
Cinematography: Rainer Klausmann
Cast: Tristan Göbel, Anand Batbileg, Mercedes Müller, Anja Schneider, Uwe Bohm, Udo Samel
Producer: Marco Mehlitz
Production Company: Lago Film GmbH, Berlin
Classmates Maik (Tristan Göbel) and Tschick (Ananad Batbileg) are from completely different worlds. Maik, from a wealthy, albeit dysfunctional family, is virtually invisible to his peers. In contrast Tschick is an impoverished migrant kid living in dire conditions in Berlin-Marzahn and often causes trouble. The boys do have one thing in common: they’re both outsiders. With his mother in rehab and his father away on a “business trip”, Maik’s plans to spend the summer alone at home change when Tschick appears with a “borrowed” car and a plan: they’ll drive to Wallachia and visit Tschick’s grandfather.
Without a map, or a clue where they are going, the unlikely friends set out on a wild adventure through eastern Germany to experience the trip of a lifetime, learning about themselves and the power of friendship along the way.

Akin’s long-awaited adaptation of the late Wolfgang Herrndorf’s best-selling cult novel, “Tschick”, delivers a fresh, youthful perspective on the traditional road movie genre.
Awards (selection):
Bavarian Film Awards 2017: Best Youth Film
European Film Awards 2017: Young Audience Award
New Faces Award 2017
Zlin Film Festival 2017: Main Prize of the Youth Jury

Fatih Akin was born in 1973 in Hamburg. Prior to studying at the Hamburg College of the Arts, he completed SENSIN – DU BIST ES (1995), his first short as writer-director. With his award-winning films including HEAD ON (2004), THE EDGE OF HEAVEN (2007), SOUL KITCHEN (2009), THE CUT (2014), and IN THE FADE (2017), Akin has risen to become one of the most influential German directors.

And indeed he did well: the love for the characters, a melancholy that is not too dark, a comedy without a mess. No, really. Fatih Akin did a good job. And that's probably the best thing you can say about filming a favorite book.
Wenke Husmann, Zeit, 14.09.2016