by Helene Hegemann
Mifti is sixteen, looks like she's twelve, acts like she's in her mid-thirties, and has lived with her half-siblings in a shared berlin apartment since the death of her mother. Her father considers terrorism a contemporary career and is more interested in art than people; given this backdrop, going to school makes less sense than living life between parties, drugs, affairs and kitchen- table polemics. She‘s wild, sad, sensitive and in love. The adults she meets are one thing only by comparison: desperate. Either because the world is about to go under, or because they don't know what to wear and how to dress. So Mifti has to grow up on her own, one way or another.
HELENE HEGEMANN born in Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany, in 1992. As a young talent, her first novel "Axolotl Roadkill", published in 2010, was internationally renowned. Hegemann began writing at the age of thirteen and soon started with her blog. In 2007, her first theatre play "Ariel 15" premiered at the Ballhaus Ost (Berlin) under the aegis of Sebastian Mauksch. Her debut as a director with the medium-length film "Torpedo" premiered in 2008, when she was sixteen. AXOLOTL OVERKILL is her first feature film.
2017 AXOLOTL OVERKILL
Mifti - Jasna Fritzi Bauer
Alice - Arly Jover
Ophelia - Mavie Hörbiger
Anika - Laura Tonke
Edmond - Julius Feldmeier
director & writer Helene Hegemann
director of photography Manu Dacosse
production designer Sylvester Koziolek
costume designer Anette Guther
make-up Carina Hohenhoff
commissioning editors Cooky Ziesche, Cornelia Ackers
executive producers Martin Moszkowicz, Oliver Berben
producers Hanneke van der Tas, Alain de la Mata
co-producers Constanze Guttmann, Friederich Oetker
format DCP / color / 5.1
length 94 min.
languages german, english