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by Veit Helmer


Fiddlesticks takes place in a small, ordinary town somewhere in Europe, a place that is so mediocre that it has become the stronghold for all kinds of market research. The consequence of this is that old people are put in nursing homes in order to keep down the average age of the inhabitants. But the children don't want to be used as guinea pigs and decide to take action...

international title: Quatsch
original title: Fiddlesticks
country: Germany
sales agent: Beta Cinema
year: 2014
genre: fiction
directed by: Veit Helmer
film run: 82'
screenplay: Hans-Ullrich Krause
cast: Benno Fürmann, Fritzi Haberlandt, Rolf Zacher, Alexander Scheer
cinematography by: Felix Leiberg
producer: Veit Helmer
co-producer: Ole Kampovski
production: Veit Helmer Filmproduktion, NDR - Norddeutscher Rundfunk
backing: Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, Kuratorium junger deutscher Film, BKM, German Federal Film Board, German Federal Film Fund
distributor: Farbfilm Verleih GmbH, Film Europe, Film Europe s.r.o.

main awards/selection

Golden Sparrow 2014
Zlín 2014
Kinder Filmfest München 2014

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