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All About Me
German Film Festival | 24.10.-10.11.2019

All About Me Goethe-Institut

All About Me

Der Junge muss an die frische Luft

Year 2018
Runtime 100 min
Rating PG
Language German
Subtitles English
Director Caroline Link
Producer Hermann Florin, Nico Hofmann & Sebastian Werninger
Screenwriter Ruth Toma
Cinematograper Judith Kaufmann
Cast Luise Heyer, Sönke Möhring, Diana Amft

Ruhrpott, 1972: The chubby nine-year-old Hans-Peter (Julius Weckauf) likes to make others laugh – a rare talent he puts to practice daily in the grocery store of his grandmother Anne (Hedi Kriegeskotte).
But unfortunately not everything in his life is rosy. His mother Margret (Luise Heyer) becomes depressed after an operation. His sad and hardworking father leaves him largely in the care of his two grandmothers, both with big hearts and strong personalities. Learning to overcome the emotional turmoil, he does use his comedic talents to not only cheer people up, but also to heal his own wounds.
This touching origin story of one of Germany’s greatest entertainers, Hape Kerkeling, is helmed by Oscar-winning director of 'Nowhere in Africa'.


2019 Bavarian Film Award:
Best Direction (Regiepreis), Caroline Link

2019 German Film Awards:
Film Award in Bronze, Outstanding Feature Film (Bester Spielfilm), Hermann Florin, Sebastian Werninger, Nico Hofmann
Audience Award - Highest grossing Film of the Year

Film Award in Gold, Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role (Beste darstellerische Leistung - Weibliche Nebenrolle) Luise Heyer

2019 Romy Gala, Austria:
Best Cinematography (Beste Kamera) Judith Kaufmann

Best Upcoming Actor (Bester Nachwuchs männlich) Julius Weckauf

Best Direction (Beste Regie) Caroline Link

2019 Seattle International Film Festival:
Golden Space Needle Award, Best Actor, Julius Weckauf


'All About Me' will be screened on the opening night by invitation only. A second screening at the German European School Singapore will be presented free of admission.