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27th International Film Festival

for Children and Young Audience

8 – 15 OCT 2022

The Smile of the Monsterfish

Original title: Das Lächeln der Tiefseefische
German title: Das Lächeln der Tiefseefische
88 min
from 12 years
FSK: from 6 approved
Direction: Till Endemann
Script: Till Endemann
Cast: Klaus J. Behrendt, Alice Dwyer, Saskia Vester, Martin Jacob Matschenz, Adrian Topol


2005 | German Focus

Additional Information

Malte lives with his alcoholic father in his hometown of Ahlbeck, a vacation resort near the Polish border on the Baltic Sea island of Usedom and works in a fish bar and earns a little extra on the side smuggling cigarettes over the Polish border. He wants to leave this place. The sooner the better. But two things are holding him back: his father, an alcoholic, and the return of his sister with his nephew – all of them demanding his attention and help. And there’s Annika, a beautiful girl vacationing on the island, who Malte would like to devote his attention to ...