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by Steffen Köhn


The young and lonesome 18year old Mercedes visits the legendary techno festival "Heimat" for the first time in her life. She is longingly hoping for experiences of proximity, joy and intensity. Instead, she finds herself confronted with the abysses of this alleged perfect world. In the end, Mercedes sees no way out without committing an act of violence.

international title: Smile
original title: Smile
country: Germany
year: 2019
genre: fiction
directed by: Steffen Köhn
film run: 81'
screenplay: Silke Eggert, Steffen Köhn
cast: Mercedes Müller, Hanna Hilsdorf, Mehmet Sözer, Christoph Bach, Julia Dietze, Catherine H. Flemming, Roland Korponovics, Paul Boche, Gigi Fantasio Spelsberg, Ingo Robin
cinematography by: Mario Krause
film editing: Leonardo Franke, Andi Pek
art director: Max Eichenlaub, Sandra Fleischer
costumes designer: Anna Lutz, Nora Scheve
music: Johannes Klingebiel
producer: Eva-Marie Martens
executive producer: René Frotscher
line producer: Myriam Eichler
production: Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen (ZDF), Deutsche Film & Fernsehakademie Berlin (DFFB) / German Film and Television Academy in Berlin (DFFB)
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