Synopsis: The film tells the story of sixteen-year-old Nena, who is confronted with the suicide attempt of her handicapped father. At the same time she falls head over heels in love for the first time in her life with Carlo, whose father has just outed himself. Away from prying eyes of the adults - who struggle with failed marriages, blossoming love and insufferable physical decline - they push the boundaries of their friendship, love and sexuality. But while discovering her own lust for life, Nena realizes that her father's existence is becoming more and more unbearable.
Director(s): Saskia Diesing
  4 wins & 9 nominations.
95 min


- What's that irritating noise?

- Dolphins.


A new therapy.

Next month it's whales.


Did you know dolphins are the only

mammals that engage in gang rape?

- Really?

- Seriously.

Flipper the Ripper.

Stupid fish.

Can someone turn those stupid fish off?

Where are you going?

Can you switch off that noise?

Can somebody switch

those bloody dolphins off?

What's wrong with him?

He refused to eat his veg.

Stop that. Come here.

When did you say you'd quit?

When you start.

Summer, 1989


along the Dutch-German border.

Why not? It's the best place.

This is the living room.

He needs his rest.

It is my house.

But if you take him in,

you have to compromise, Paul.

I'm happy to. I'd do anything for Martin.

I want the best for him.

- Are you sure you want him here?

- Of course I do.

Then let's sort this out like adults.

Theo, I just think this would be

the best place.

Dear Paul, he needs to be able

to look out, or he'll get depressed.

Well, Martin?

- Right. I decide: Here.

- Fine.

Everything out, so the bed can go in.

Drat. The brakes are still on.

Please be careful, gentlemen.

I still don't get why you're moving in

with that git.

I have no choice.

It's either my brother

or a nursing home.

And I made a deal with Paul

that we won't talk about God.

And he plays chess.

And that's about all.

Jesus H. Christ.

I suppose you could always talk

about music.

Not being able to listen to music again

ornot being able to read?


A day with Kafka

or a night with Kim Basinger?

Kafka, of course.

Ah... A new bicycle

or a second-hand Solex?


- He's bought cowboy boots.

- Who?

My dad.



It's stupid.

Who goes running around

in cowboy boots when they're fifty?

He won't be running around at all.

Mine was allowed a motorbike.

- Allowed?

- By my mother.


Does it botheryou?

Cowboy boots.

Of course it bothers me.



Well? How's he settling in?

His bed wouldn't fit through the door.

Better this way, right?

Yes, much better.


- I meant that empty spot.

- Sure.

Shouldn't you take up a sport?

It would do you good.

...about refugees

from Eastern Germany in Hungary.

Hungary is turning into

a refugee camp for Western Europe.

Isn't it sad?

No one wants to ride him anymore.

That's because he bites, mum.

That pony's crap.

Look who's here.

- Are you still here?

- Let the little children come to Me.

How long will you be at His feet?

Until He relives me of my suffering.


Next week they'll take out the window

in the vicarage.

Hey, pipsqueak.

- What's on the menu?

- Wild boar droppings.

How's your mother?

I see.

So what have you been up to lately?

Chemistry test. Homework.

Watched Miami Vice.

And I went to the pub

with Heidemarie and Froukje.

Who names their child Heidemarie,

for heavers sake?

Heidemarie's dad.


We no longer have a ladies' team,

as of last year.


Too little interest.

So now what?

You could join the boys' team

if you wanted.

Hey, ladies. Stop moping around.

Do you know anything about baseball?

Nine field players,

three in the outfield.

That guy with the cap is our pitcher.

I'd like to tty for catcher.

Catcher. Right.

Funny bike.

Funny hairstyle.

You can put a runner out by tagging

them or the base before they reach it.

And with a forced run you're not allowed

to return to yourlast base.


- I don't smoke.

- Me neither.

Except for this last one.

Smoking a packet of tobacco

in one go...

or eating 20 toasties in a row?

You can't smoke that much tobacco

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