On the brink of high school graduation, Mati (Sophie Stockinger) and her group of guy friends tear around their rural Austrian village on their revved-up motocross bikes and dance wildly at the local club to pounding electronic music with an ever-present air of male entitlement, teenage bravado, and mild menace. But Mati’s status as “one of the boys” becomes threatened when her best friend Sebastian wants to shift his relationship from buddy to boyfriend, and Mati meets a girl named Carla who changes her entire perception of identity and independence. At the same time, Mati’s parents are struggling with their own marital and identity crises, bringing multiple relationships to the breaking point and conformist beliefs about sexuality into question. In her second feature with writer/director Katharina Mückstein (Talea), Stockinger delivers a superbly sullen and taut performance in a coming-of-age story bursting with youthful energy and angst.
In competition for the New Voices New Visions Award.
|Running Time:||100 minutes|
|Language:||in German with English subtitles|
|Producers:||Michael Kitzberger, Wolfgang Widerhofer, Flavio Marchetti, Nikolaus Geyrhalter, Markus Glaser, Michael Schindegger, Natalie Schwager, Katharina Mueckstein|
|Principal Cast:||Sophie Stockinger, Kathrin Resetarits, Dominik Warta, Julia Franz Richter, Jack Hofer, Stefan Pohl, Dominic Marcus Singer, Simon Morzé, Eva Herzig, David Oberkogler, Martina Spitzer, Lisa C. Nemec, Johanna Orsini-Rosenberg, Gisela Salcher, Alexandra Schmidt|
|Primary Company:||NGF Geyrhalterfilm, La Banda Film|