Life is No Piece of Cake (Das Leben ist nichts für Feiglinge)

Sunday, September 22
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1hr 38mins // directed by:André Erkau

A tragi-comedy about a family coming to terms with bereavement: after his wife has died in an accident, Markus Färber is alone with his teenage daughter Kim.

Both are not able to cope with the death of their wife and mother. Markus is hiding behind brave phrases, Kim behind her gothic make-up. While Markus clings to the past, fifteen-year-old Kim runs away to Denmark, where the family used to spend their vacation together. Alex, a school drop-out, accompanies her. Grandma Gerlinde, her lively caretaker, Paula, and Markus set off to search for Kim, embarking on a journey of self-discovery. This is a film about death, but much more about the guts to take on life, about family and about love in many forms.