GERMAN CURRENTS FILM FESTIVAL
TIGER GIRL

TIGER GIRL
Maria Dragus & Ella Rumpf in Jakob Lass' TIGER GIRL | © Picture Tree International

GERMAN CURRENTS OPENING FILM & GALA RECEPTION

Egyptian Theatre

All Ticketholders are invited to a reception following the film at the Egyptian Theatre.

Germany (2017), 90 min. DCP Projection
German and English with English Subtitles


Director: Jakob Lass
Screenplay: Jakob Lass, Ines Schiller, Hannah Schopf, Nico Woche, Eva-Maria Reimer
Cinematography: Timon Schäppi
Cast: Ella Rumpf, Maria Dragus, Enno Trebs, Swiss, Lana Cooper,Orce Feldschau
Producers: Ines Schiller, Golo Schultz
Executive Producers: Martin Moszkowicz, Oliver Berben, Jakob Lass

Production Company: FOGMA GmbH, in co-production with Constantin Film, rbb


Twenty-something push-over Maggie (Dragus) is desperate to fit in. After failing the Berlin Police entrance exams, she settles for training as a security guard; hoping to finally gain power and earn respect. However, her passivity constantly lands her in risky situations. Enter Tiger (Rumpf); a tough, assertive, street-smart young woman, who gets what she wants- even using violence when necessary. Taking Maggie under her wing, Tiger boosts Maggie’ self-confidence, and steers her life in a whole new direction.
Hitting the streets of Berlin in “borrowed” security uniforms, the unlikely duo seeks excitement, and to correct minor social injustices.
Once out of her shell, Maggie becomes more aggressive and violent, ultimately taking things a bit too far; even for Tiger, who learns that “when you sow the wind, you reap the whirlwind.”
Following his own FOGMA manifesto, Lass’ third feature skillfully blends mostly improvised dialogue with documentary-like camera work to bring the powerful, action-packed visuals and stylized fight scenes to life in this intelligently-edgy “Martial Arthouse” film.


In Person: Director Jakob Lass

All Ticketholders are invited to a reception following the opening film at the Egyptian Theatre.

 




TICKETS
$12- / General Audiences
$ 8-  / Seniors, Students
$ 8-  / Cinematheque Members
FoG Members will receive an invitation to the opening night, but must RSVP.
 

SELECT HONORS / FESTIVALS:
BERLINALE, 2017 (Panorama Special)
BFI LONDON FF (Official Selection)
BERMUDA IFF (Competition)
FANTASIA IFF


Jakob Lass was born in 1981. Initially trained as an actor, he began making short films in 2004, founding Lass Bros Filmproduktion with his brother Tom in 2005. He later joined the Filmarche in Berlin-Kreuzberg, and participated in the 2008 Berlinale Talent Campus. In 2009 he studied Film Directing at the Film University Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF, where he completed his first feature: FRONTALWATTE (2011). His features include: LOVE STEAKS (2013), and TIGER GIRL (2017).


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Details

Egyptian Theatre

6712 Hollywood Blvd
90036 Los Angeles

Language: German with English Subtitles
+1.323.525.3388
info@losangeles.goethe.org

GERMAN CURRENTS FILM FESTIVAL