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by Güzin Kar


Fifteen-year-old Nana considers her mother Roberta the most embarrassing person in the entire universe and the most incompetent mother of all time. She deplores Roberta’s fondness for alcohol and men and takes care of her two younger siblings herself by working as a canal lock attendant in a small village on the Rhine. After the latest of Roberta’s disastrous relationships, when Child Protective Services threatens to take away the custody of her children, the family swears: No more men! It’s not only Roberta who shows a lack of resolve, however. Nana also falls in love for the first time.

original title: Fliegende Fische
country: Switzerland, Germany
year: 2010
genre: fiction
directed by: Güzin Kar
film run: 106'
release date: CH 19/05/2011
screenplay: Güzin Kar
cast: Meret Becker, Elisa Schlott, Barnaby Metschurat, Hanspeter Müller-Drossaart, Mona Petri, Lilian Naef, Andreas Matti
cinematography by: Benjamin Dernbecher
film editing: Benjamin Fueter
art director: Gerald Damovsky
costumes designer: Barbara Schwarz
music: Fabian Römer
producer: Ruth Waldburger, Dietmar Güntsche
production: Vega Film, Neue Bioskop Film, SRF - Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen
distributor: Vega Distribution
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