All About Me
Caroline Link (Nowhere in Africa) helms this biopic of one of Germany's most beloved comedians, Hape Kerneling.
"It's 1972 in Germany's Ruhr Valley and Hape is simply Hans-Peter, a pudgy nine-year-old with a troubled family life; ever since his mother's botched surgery, he has watched her sink into a deep depression, one that eventually leads to her taking her own life. With tragedy hanging over the family, his despondent father leaves Hans-Peter in the care of his kind-hearted grandmothers, whose love and care make it possible for the young lad to survive the emotional turmoil and use his natural comedic talents to heal his own wounds — all while making people laugh along with him. Maybe this kid has something going on!" (Seattle International Film Festival)