UPSIDEDOWN

KOPFÜBER

By Bernd SAHLING

ARRI MEDIA INTERNATIONAL - as SALES All rights, World

Drama - Completed 2013

Kids do well if they can.Some just can’t...10-year-old Sascha,diagnosed with ADD, is prescribed pills to help him concentrate.While his school performance improves and he gets into less trouble with grown-ups,his character also changes and his friendship to Elli starts to fall apart.

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& Awards

UNICEF 2013
Childrens Jury in Vienna
Festival Int’l du Film pour Enfants de Montréal 2013
BUFF Malmö 2013
Zlin IFF 2013
Seoul Youth FF 2013
Olympia Int'l FF 2013
Best Director, Best Girl Actor and ECFA Award
Leeds Young FF 2014
New Taipei City FF 2014
    • Year of production
    • 2013
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • GERMANY
    • Languages
    • GERMAN
    • Duration
    • 90 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Bernd SAHLING
    • Writer(s)
    • Bernd SAHLING, Anja TUCKERMANN
    • Producer(s)
    • Jörg ROTHE (Neue Mediopolis/Leipzig)
    • Synopsis
    • More than anything, 10-year-old Sascha likes to go on bike rides with the neighbour girl Elli and collect sounds. He also has a passion for fixing up his bike in his improvised workshop. What he doesn’t like is the new special school he has been sent to in order to learn how to read and write. One day Sascha is caught stealing and his mother decides to seek help at the youth welfare office. The social worker Frank is assigned to help the boy for one year, at school and in his daily life. Although Sascha first rejects Frank, sometimes it can be practical to have a personal “bodyguard” at your side. Frank convinces Sascha and his mother to have a few medical tests done. The diagnosis: ADD, an attention deficiency disorder. Sascha is prescribed pills to help him concentrate. While his school performance improves and he gets into less trouble with grown-ups, his character also changes and his friendship to Elli starts to fall apart.
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