Feature film / Drama
All About Me
100 Min. | Germany 2018
Director: Caroline Link | Cast: Hape Kerkeling, Luise Heyer, Sönke Möhring | Language: German, with English subtitles
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 mum 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.
With the film adaptation of entertainer Hape Kerkeling's autobiography, Academy Award winning director Caroline Link has succeeded in making a generous, humorous film - a family saga and an insight into life in the Ruhr area in the 1970s.
The almost perfect oscillation between tragedy and comedy make Link's movie something very special.
German Film Awards 2019: Most Popular Film of the Year, Best Supporting Actress, Best Motion Picture (Bronze)
Bavarian Film Awards 2019: Best Director