Coconut Hero
Filmfest 2015

German Age Rating

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It's not easy being a teenager and Mike, a sixteen-year-old, has it espcially hard. He lives in the sticks with his mother, a non-stop nagger, in Faintville, a Canadian timber industry town. He has no father, no friends, not even a favorite meal. Basically, his sole wish is simply to vanish from the face of the earth. One day, Mike writes his own obituary and shoots himself. To his great disappointment he wakes up the in the local hospital. During a routine examination, the doctors discover a plum-sized tumor in his brain. Mike can scarcely believe his luck and keeps the illness to himself to avoid undergoing surgery that would save him. Staring death directly in the eyes, however, changes Mike's point of view and he re-evaluates his opinion of both enchanting and crazy Miranda. Somebody seems to understand him after all.

tags: Family, Youth/Coming of Age, Comedy, Feature film, Death

Cast: Alex Ozerov, Bea Santos, Krista Bridges, Sebastian Schipper, Udo Kier


Screenplay: Elena von Saucken

Director of Photography: Brendan Steacy

Film Editor: Philipp Thomas

Composer: Matthias Klein

Production Designer: Nazgol Goshtasbpour

Costume Design: Brenda Broer

Sound: David Ottier

Producer: Jochen Laube, Fabian Maubach, Paul Scherzer

Production Company: UFA Fiction, Six Island

Co-Production Company: Cine Plus, UFA Cinema, Hessischer Rundfunk (HR), Südwestrundfunk (SWR), Arte

World Sales: Beta Cinema GmbH

Distributor: Majestic Filmverleih GmbH

Director: Florian Cossen, Elena von Saucken