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26th International Film Festival

for Children and Young Audience

9 – 16 OCT 2021

Zurich


Original title: und morgen mittag bin ich tot
German title: und morgen mittag bin ich tot
Trailer
103 min
German Focus
2014
2013
Germany
from 13 years
Highly Recommended
Direction: Frederik Steiner
Script: Barbara te Kock
Cast: Fries; Liv Lisa, Rogall;Sophie, Stolze;Lena

SCHLINGEL Year

2014 | German Focus


Additional Information
Language
Deutsch
Subtitle
Arabisch (UT), Deutsch (UT)
Camera
Florian Emmerich
Cut
Bernd Schlegel
Music
Daniel Sus
Production
ARTE, Peter Heilrath Filmproduktion, Goldkind Filmproduktion, ARRI Film & TV Services

“Someone said happiness is just a matter of proper perspective” says 17-year-old Lea and lists the advantages of her life: “Who has an own chauffeur service already at my age? Who goes around with 20 liters of private oxygen?” Lea suffers from cystic fibrosis, an incurable metabolic disease that has affected her lungs. She has been fighting bravely against the extreme shortness of breath for years; she accepts the fact that she can barely climb stairs and already needs a wheelchair for longer distances. But she knows she is bound to lose this fight – just as her older brother did a few years ago after lung transplantation. Therefore she has refused surgery. Now she has only weeks, perhaps months, to live until she “slowly suffocates”. Lea is fed up to the back teeth and decides to depart this life with the support of a Swiss assisted suicide organisation. She secretly travels to Zurich to go through the required formalities. Her mind is made up, but Lea can not die without her family. Neither her mother, who has cared selflessly for her for all these years, nor her sister Rita, nor her grandma Marie knows about her plan. Lea invites them to Zurich by text message to allegedly celebrate her birthday with them...

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"Leas Geschichte zu erleben, ihren Todeswunsch zu verstehen, mit ihr zu leiden, so weit das überhaupt möglich sein kann, und dennoch den Film nicht völlig niedergeschlagen zu verlassen, machen diesen Film zu einem besonderen Ereignis." (FBW)

Deutsche Film- und Medienbewertung (FBW) , o. V.