Filmfest 2016

German Age Rating

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Mimi has her hands full. Her son Felix is hyperactive, her ex-husband Johnny is a mess, her father is a chronic gambler. Then Felix signs her up for a Swiss casting show, because Mimi wanted to be a musician originally. So Mimi decides to head for Switzerland, since it could pay all their debts. But then the whole family wants to come with. A screwball road movie by Dani Levy.

tags: Family, Humor, Comedy, Motherhood, Feature film

Cast: Katharina Schüttler, Ewi Rodriguez, Peter Simonischek, Christiane Paul, Martin Feifel, Hannelore Elsner


Screenplay: Dani Levy

Director of Photography: Carl-Friedrich Koschnick

Film Editor: Toni Froschhammer

Composer: Niki Reiser

Production Designer: Su Erdt

Costume Design: Ingrida Bendzuk

Sound: Raoul Grass

Producer: Stefan Arndt, Uwe Schott

Production Company: X Filme Creative Pool GmbH

Co-Producer: Reto Schaerli, Lukas Hobi

Co-Production Company: Zodiac Pictures Ltd

World Sales: X Filme Creative Pool GmbH

Distributor: X Verleih AG

Director: Dani Levy

Editor: Ulrich Herrmann, Claudia Grässel, Andreas Schreitmüller, Urs Fitze

TV channel: Südwestrundfunk (SWR), Arte, ARD Degeto, Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen (SRF), Teleclub AG


Dani Levy was born in Basel, Switzerland, in 1957. He lives in Berlin. His first film DU MICH AUCH was a sleeper hit 1986. I WAS ON MARS (1991), shot without a script in New York, earned co-star Maria Schrader the Young Talent Award at the Max Ophüls Festival. Levy went on to shoot five films with Schrader, who became his girlfriend and a major German star. He was one of the co-founders of distrib and production co. X-Filme with Tom Tykwer, Wolfgang Becker and Stefan Arndt 1994. Levy‘s SILENT NIGHT (1996) was the first film produced by X-Filme. His comedy GO FOR ZUCKER (2004), originally shot as a made-for-TV-movie, became a sleeper hit and sold over 1 million tickets at the German box office. He cast comic Helge Schneider as Adolf Hitler in controversial comedy MY FÜHRER (2007). Levy has also shot TV movies, including a SCENE OF THE CRIME: DIRTY THURSDAY for Swiss TV, and DER LIEBLING DES HIMMELS for NDR and ARD Degeto. FILMFEST MÜNCHEN screened omnibus film NEUES DEUTSCHLAND 1993, to which Levy contributed the segment OHNE MICH, and VÄTER 2002.