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Key Information

Format
Fictional portrayal of life
Year of production
2011
Duration
01:31:00
Country of origin
Germany
Produced by
die film GmbH in co-production with BR, Arte
Tags
cinema
television
feature_film
family
hd_content
Fiction
Categories
Cinema > Family Entertainment
Television > Fiction > Feature Film
Television > Fiction > HD Content
Television > Fiction > Family Entertainment
Intended distribution
Made for Cinema
Intended audiences
General Audience
Multinational
Couple
Family with Children 16+
Family with Children 8-15

Language versions

Original
German
Turkish
Subtitle
English

Topics

General light drama
Amusement/Entertainment
Comedy

Synopsis

The world of grumpy taxi-driver Hartmut Mackowiak (ELMAR WEPPER) comes crashing down when he finds out his wife is leaving him after 30 years. Suddenly, he has to rethink his whole life - making him even more of a cranky loner. That is, until the day he gets six-year-old Hayat and her mother as a fare in his taxi. While her mother has to go back to Istanbul for a few weeks, Hayat is supposed to stay in Germany with her grandma. But then Hayat's grandma falls into a coma. Although Hartmut initially doesn't want to have anything to do with the precocious little Turkish girl, he gradually succumbs to Hayat's stubborn charm and decides to help her. Little does he suspect it may also be a case of the little girl helping the big grouch to learn to enjoy life again...

Additional Information


Cast & Crew

Director
Christian Zübert
Key talent(s)
Elmar Wepper, Marcan Türköglu, Marie Leuenberger, Katja Rupé
Producer(s)
Robert Marciniak, Uli Aselmann
Writer(s)
Christian Zübert
Director of Photography
Jana Marasik

Awards

Festival of German Films in Paris (2012)
Festival of German Films in Paris Award (won) Audience Award
Festival of German Films in Madrid (2012)
Festival of German Films in Madrid Award (won) Audience Award
Festival of German Films in Novosibirsk, Moscow, St. Petersburg (2012)
Festival of German Films in Novosibirsk, Moscow, St. Petersburg Award (won) Audience Award
Hubert Burda Media (2012)
Bambi (won) Best Performance by a Younger Actor
Filmfest München (2012)
Munich Film Festival (won) Best Performance by a Younger Actor (Best Newcoming Actress - White Elephant)