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GER19 As Green As It Gets

Elmar Wepper brings wit and warmth to his performance as Georg “Schorsch” Kempter, a grumpy gardener in a small Bavarian town, whose nursery is facing bankruptcy. His marriage has lost its magic and he can’t connect with his daughter. It is only when flying in his own rickety biplane that Schorsch feels truly free. When the owner of the golf course refuses to pay him because the grass Schorsch has planted there is not “as green as it gets”, Schorsch finally snaps. Just as his plane is about to be impounded, he grabs the control stick and flies away on a voyage into the unknown. As he discovers new places and experiences extraordinary encounters, each take-off and landing edges Schorsch ever closer to happiness.

This charming road movie also seconds as a postcard of the German countryside with stunning aerial shots of a journey brimming with rare surprises and delightful characters.

Awards

OFFICIAL SELECTION: Shanghai International Film Festival 2018

Reviews

“A charming film.” – Welt

  • Director  Florian Gallenberger
  • Cast  Elmar Wepper, Emma Bading, Monika Baumgartner
  • Duration  115 min
  • Rating  18+
  • Language  German with English subtitles
  • Genre  Comedy, Drama

Event starts
Tuesday 21 May, 2019
Event Ends
Tuesday 21 May, 2019
Venue
Various venues
Venue Address
Various venues
Location

National, Various venues

Website
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Category
Screenings, Festivals & Programs