Shed My Skin
Filmfest 2015

German Age Rating

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After 17-year-old Milan realizes that his affection for his best friend Christoph is more than just friendship, he attemps to kill himself in his parents' car and ends up in hospital. His coming out soon follows and not only presents him with challenges – it also disturbs his formerly 'harmonious' family and puts his parents’ relationship to the test. Especially Milan’s mother Susann has to struggle with his coming out. She had thought her son was suffering from ADHD, taking drugs or had other problems so she was focused on 'curing' him. Now there’s suddenly a coherent and simple explanation for Milan’s behavior. He's gay. So Susann no longer has to 'save' him. Or does she? And what's worse for a teenager – coming out or coming of age?

tags: Family, Society, Youth/Coming of Age, Feature film

Cast: Merlin Rose, Claudia Michelsen, Johann von Bülow, Leonard Proxauf, Johannes Krisch

Credits

Screenplay: Jan Braren

Director of Photography: Michael Kotschi

Film Editor: Andrea Mertens

Composer: Johannes Lehniger

Production Designer: Julian R. Wagner

Costume Design: Manuela Nierzwicki

Sound: Jörg Kidrowski

Producer: Nico Hofmann

Production Company: UFA Fiction GmbH

Director: Stefan Schaller

Editor: Jana Brandt (MDR), Franka Bauer (MDR), Dr. Klaus Lintschinger (ORF)

TV channel: Mitteldeutscher Rundfunk (MDR) und Österreichischer Rundfunk (ORF)