Sweet Disaster

Eine späte Schwangerschaft und das abrupte Ende einer Beziehung sind jedes für sich genommen noch keine Katastrophe. Aber beides zusammen wirkt auf eine Frau wie Brandbeschleuniger auf Grillkohle.

‚Not since Toni Erdmann have cliches around German humour been so artfully disproven.‘ (Pauline Rieux, Raindance Film Festival)

‚…but it’s written and directed in such a way that makes this tragedy into more of an amusingly wistful melancholy, effectively blending genres and making something totally unique. …As far as romantic comedies go, Sweet Disaster is one of the most original and imaginative ones in recent memory.‘ (Jack Walter, Loud and Clear Reviews)

‚Frida is a really crazy fun character. Outstanding performance by Friederike Kempter. …See for yourself!‘ (Sabine Willkop, SWR Fernsehen)

‚Light-footed Drama narrates our imperfect life. The conflicts in generation gap, relationships and parenting are transcended to precise scenes full of empathy for the characters.‘ (Heiner Dahl, ARD)

‚It’s truly heart-warming and funny!‘ (Julia Lehmann, SR1)

‚…one of the best films of the year… Sweet Disaster by Laura Lehmus stars the quirky, funny, and loveable Friederike Kempter who leads a formidable cast in this hilarious, poetic and heartfelt comedy.‘ (Pendance Film Festival)

‚Sweet Disaster is as cute and funny as it is dramatic and heartbreaking. Directed by the gifted Laura Lehmus‘ (Adam Mast, The Independent)

‚For a long time no one has told a story as quirly and peppy about unfaithful men and abandoned pregnant women. Laura Lehmus hits in her debut feature film an blithe keynote, overplaying elegantly the hidden minorkey. She charms the audience with animations and surreal inspiration without slipping in to artificial gimmic. The real-life position of single moms remains constanty precent.‘ (Peter Gutting, programmkino.de)

Eine Zeitgeist Filmproduktion in Koproduktion mit Field Recordings Filmproduktion, Laura Lehmus und Fantomfilm, gefördert von der Beauftragten für Kultur und Medien (BKM), der Filmförderungsanstalt (FFA), dem DFFF, der Filmstiftung NRW, ARTE und dem ZDF – Das kleine Fernsehspiel. 

Deutscher Kinostart: 11. August 2022

CAST

Friederike Kempter

Lena Urzendowsky

Florian Lukas

Lasse Myhr


TEAM

REGIE
Laura Lehmus

DREHBUCH
Ruth Toma

BILDGESTALTUNG
Anne Bolick

PRODUKTION
Zeitgeist Filmproduktion, Field Recordings Filmproduktion, Laura Lehmus und Fantomfilm

PRODUZENT
Markus Kaatsch, Nina Poschinski, Michael Grudsky

KO-PRODUZENT
Christian Becker, Oliver Schwabe, Laura Lehmus, Eva Habermann

PRODUCER
Margarita Amineva

SCHNITT
Andreas Menn

KOSTÜMBILD
Sabrina Krämer

SZENENBILD
Mona Otterbach

REDAKTION ZDF – DAS KLEINE FERNSEHSPIEL
Christian Cloos

REDAKTION ARTE
Daniela Muck

REDAKTION ARTE / ZDF
Doris Hepp

  • 29th RAINDANCE FILM FESTIVAL  (UK)
  • 75th INT’L FESTIVAL DEL CINEMA DI SALERNO (ITALY)
  • 52nd INT’L FILM FESTIVAL OF INDIA GOA (INDIA)
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  • 8th MANCHESTER FILM FESTIVAL (UK)
  • 17th OMAHA FILM FESTIVAL (USA) – Best Narrative Feature Film
  • 4th MALTA FILM FESTIVAL (MALTA) – Best Actress Friederike Kempter
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