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Original name: Schlamassel
English name: Schlamassel
Year: 2023
Run time: 112 Min
Language: German
Type (Colour/ Black & white): Colour
Country: Germany
Director: Sylke Enders
Producers: Roman Avianus, Anja Wedell
Cast: Mareike Beykirch, Linda Wendel, Lore Stefanek, Margarethe Tiesel
Screenplay: Sylke Enders
Cinematographer: Jakob Wehrmann
Editor: Sebastian Lempe
Sound Designer: Robert Fuhrmann
Music Composer: Bert Wrede
Production Company: Joroni Film, CZAR Film
World Sales: Media Luna Film


  • Sao Paulo IFF 2023

Director's Selected Filmography:

  • 2013 Schönefeld Boulevard
  • 2007 Mondkalb
  • 2004 Hab Mich Lieb!
  • 2003 Kroko

Director's Biography:

Sylke Enders

Sylke Enders was born in Brandenburg an der Havel, GDR. She is a writer and director based in Berlin and known for realist tales about working moms and coming-of-age stories. She studied directing at the German Film and Television Academy. Her successful debut feature Kroko (2003) won the German film award in silver and was nominated for the EFA as best newcomer. Hab Mich Lieb premiered at Munich IFF. She was one of the 13 directors contributing to the episodic film Germany 09 - 13 Short Films on The State Of The Nation that premiered at Berlinale.


1996. While sheep Dolly has been cloned into life, Grandma is dead, and the family is already tearing itself apart. There is nothing and nobody to find solace in for Johanna, 32 year-old intern at the local newspaper. Her soul is raging as she confronts her problematic family at Grandma ‘s funeral. She does not give herself time to mourn, throwing herself to her work at a newspaper. When she discovers a photo of a female concentration camp guard, she seizes the opportunity to confront the woman. She experiences an urge that she cannot identify, as a sense of danger starts to take over. But instead of finding release for her own discontent and anger, she has to face her own "Schlamassel" (mess).