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 © 2016 X Verleih
  
Too Hard to Handle (2014-2015)
german title Mängelexemplar
movie type Feature Film
directed by Laura Lackmann
writing credits Laura Lackmann
executive production Ufa Fiction GmbH
distributor X Verleih AG
country Germany
genre Tragicomedy

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Cast Part
Claudia Eisinger  Karo  [L]
Katja Riemann  Karos Mutter  [L]
Barbara Schöne  Oma  [L]
Emelie Harbrecht  Klein Karo  [L]
Laura Tonke  Anna  [SR]
Christoph Letkowski  Philipp  [SR]
Max Bretschneider  Max  [SR]
Maren Kroymann  n.n.  [SR]
 Joachim Paul Assböck  Olaf Karcher  [SR]
Fabian Joest Passamonte  Schnurrbert  [SR]
Isabel Schosnig  Dr. Kleve  [SR]
Sebastian Schwarz  Arzt  [SR]
Natascha Paulick  Mutter  [BP]
 Sarah Riedel  Gärtnerin  [BP]
Carlotta von Falkenhayn  Mädchen "Brüll"  [BP]

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Departement Credit Name
Accounting Dept. production accountant Christos Papaioannou extainia
Camera Department director of photography Sten Mende
2nd unit dop Jenny Lou Ziegel 1DT Vordreh
scuba dop Jan Hinrich Hoffmann
steadicam operator Niv Abootalebi
steadicam operator Martin Bock
steadicam operator Marcus Pohlus
first assistant camera Julian Hanschke Vordreh Karneval, Amira
first assistant camera Yvonne Geiler
first assistant camera Albrecht von Grünhagen Alexa/Vordreh
first assistant camera Ricarda Hibbeln Nachdreh
first assistant camera Fabio Seyding Underwater Unit // Red Dragon
scuba assistant camera Sascha Mieke
second assistant camera Max Funkat +data wrangler
second assistant camera Fabio Seyding A-Cam (Sommerteil 2015) // Alexa Plus
video playback operator Fabio Seyding
video playback operator Lorenz-Raphael Grzimek 4 DT Vertretung
still photographer Stephanie Kulbach
camera trainee Philip Henze
camera trainee Selina Schrader [1] 
Costume Department assistant costume designer Anna Sourminskaja
wardrobe Julia Hübener
costume dyeing Sonia Inés Rocha KB Juli Meier
Director's Department director Laura Lackmann
1st assistant director Tina Rexilius
2nd2nd resp. third assistant director Jessica Samuel
script supervisor Manuela Brunner
Editing editor Gergana Voigt
assistant editor Torsten Lenz
Grip key/dolly grip Carsten Eisenach
key/dolly grip Hannes Staehle 1 DT Nachdreh
grip assistant Sascha Ronge 1 Day
grip assistant Theo Krönke
grip assistant Pascal Perkams Nachdreh 1DT
Lighting gaffer Marc Lubosch
electrician Mirco Lenke Zusatz
additional electrician Matthias Franz
lighting assistant Norman Metz
Makeup Department makeup artist / hair stylist Margarita Rasbasch
makeup artist / hair stylist Dolores Sanchez Maske Katja Riemann
makeup artist / hair stylist Maike Heinlein
Music composer Jan Weigel
Producer producer Jochen Laube [1] 
producer Leif Alexis
Production Design assistant production designer Christina Heidelmeier
prop master Markus Wegner
set dresser Frank Noack
set dresser Karsten Barthel Karneval Hinterhof
location scout Gernot Zeglien ergänzende Motivsuche Berlin
property driver Thomas Ringel
art department trainee Carolin Werthschulte
art department trainee Jasmin Ott
Production Mgt. production manager Konstantinos Kapsalos
post production supervisor Stephan Gehrke-Losinski
production coordinator Sarah Neumann
assistant production manager Jennifer Haack
unit manager Jakob Neuhäusser Sommerblock&UW-Unit
set manager / 3rd AD Paul Werner
set manager / 3rd AD Patricia Langenhan | Vordreh Karneval der Kulturen
4th AD / Additional AD Karsten Junghans
4th AD / Additional AD Volker Scheuerer Nachdreh Mai 2015
set runner Gregor Müller Nachdreh Mai 2015 Berlin
set runner Florian Hohensee
set runner Stefanie Orlamünder
production driver Martin Beyerle
production driver Mike Schmalley
Screenplay screenwriter Laura Lackmann
literary source Sarah Kuttner
Sound Department production sound mixer Oliver Stahn
boom operator Janek Kemter
Sound Post Production supervising sound editor Martin Frühmorgen
supervising sound editor Roman Strack
Stunts stunt rigger Sascha Girndt
stunt rigger Dani Stein
TV-/Web-Content commissioning editor Cooky Ziesche rbb (Leuchtstoff)
commissioning editor Orlindo Frick UFA Fiction
Visual Effects vfx supervisor Bernhard Näther
colorist Natalie Maximova

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company
Arte koproduzierend
Leuchtstoff (Initiative von RBB und Medienboard Be...
Cine Plus Filmproduktion GmbH Koproduzent
RBB - Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg koproduzierend
UFA Cinema GmbH Koproduzent
Ufa Fiction GmbH

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company  
X Verleih AG

Facilities production info | cast | crew | companies | projectdata | gallery | awards | links
 department company
 Production Design Costumes co.co costume services KB: Sabin Groeflin /...
  Costumes Kostümfundus Babelsberg GmbH KB: Sabin Gröflin
  Costumes Theaterkunst GmbH Kostümaussta... KB: Sabine Gröfin
  Costumes Wellenstein zeitgenössische Ko... KB: Sabin Gröflin
  Decoration Spreekulissen Nicolaus Wallner
  Props AXIS MUNDI Filmwelten / Boris ...
  Props new wave kulissenbau (Felix Sc...
 Camera Cameras and Utilities CINEGATE GmbH
  Grip CINEGATE GmbH
 Lighting Lighting and Utilities CINEGATE GmbH
 Production Finance/Law/Insurance Mecon Media Concept Ltd. Gagenabrechnung (Kom...
  Production Services Annette Seggert Filmcatering-S... 2015
  Production Services astRein Fußmatten Fußmattenservice
  Production Services Berliner Kartonexpress Verpackungsmaterial
  Production Services bloc inc filmservice GmbH
  Production Services BlocSec Bewachung/Security
  Production Services Silent Running Catering
  Transportation, Travel and Accomodation MEDIAS Reiseservice
 VFX / Post Production Film Processing/Transfers Cine plus Media Service GmbH &...
  Sound (Postproduction) Dubdolls Dialoglisten mit TC
 In Front of the Camera Extras/Bit Player Agentur Filmgesichter | Johann...
  Stunts Buff Connection

Awards production info | cast | crew | companies | projectdata | gallery | awards | links
Recipients Year Award Category  
Katja Riemann 2016 Deutscher Schauspielerpreis... Beste Schauspielerin Nebenr... nominated
Laura Tonke 2016 Deutscher Schauspielerpreis... Beste Schauspielerin Nebenr... nominated
Laura Tonke 2016 Deutscher Filmpreis Beste weibliche Nebenrolle won
Claudia Eisinger 2016 Deutscher Schauspielerpreis... Beste Schauspielerin Hauptr... won
Max Bretschneider 2016 Bunte - New Face Award Bester Nachwuchsschauspiele... nominated
Laura Lackmann 2017 Jupiter Award Bester Film (National) nominated
Claudia Eisinger 2017 Jupiter Award Beste Darstellerin (Nationa... nominated

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Premiere Germany (Movie Theater) 12.05.2016

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production info total shooting days
32  
first shooting day
21.10.2014  
last shooting day
28.11.2014  
  locations Berlin  
  film boards German Federal Film Board: 242.200 €
Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg: 335.000 €
German Federal Film Board - releasing and application DVD/Blu-ray: 9.195 € (9/2016)
German Federal Film Board: 263.500 €
German Federal Film Board: 100.000 € (Medialeistungen 01/2016)
German Federal Film Board: 100.000 € (Verleihförderung 01/2016)
 
  budget ca. 1,7 Millionen €  
technical info film negativ format ProRes  
  Aspect ratio Cinemascope (1 : 2,39)  
  Colour/B&W colour