Berlinale: Programme


Panorama Special

Tiger Girl

 

Golo Schultz (Producer), Ines Schiller (Producer), Maria Dragus (Actress), Ella Rumpf (Actress), Jakob Lass (Director, Screenwriter), Moderation: Jenni Zylka

Director Jakob Lass on his film

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Having failed to get into the police force, Margarete takes up training as a security guard. One night she runs into a sexually agressive ex-colleague who insists on hailing a taxi to take her home to his place. Enter Tiger: short brown hair, a tough girl and a fighter, the cab driver. Realising that the situation is far from consensual, Tiger speeds off with Margarete, leaving her companion standing in the street. It won’t be the last time she rushes to Margarete’s aid. Tiger lives in an attic flat with two men. She knows how to wield a baseball bat. Stealing a uniform from security and renaming Margarete ‘Vanilla’, she begins to steer her life in a completely different direction.
Jakob Lass, who scored a hit with Love Steaks, here films according to the rules of his very own ‘FOGMA’ manifesto, which means that much of the dialogue is improvised. In spite of the film’s documentary style, the story is fast-paced and up tempo, with stylised fight scenes. In the beginning it might be about keeping pushy males at bay, but the women’s uniforms and fists are soon put to other uses. The stakes are increasingly raised and moral values are soon being challenged.

by
Jakob Lass

Germany 2017

German, English

90 min · Colour

With

Ella Rumpf (Tiger)
Maria Dragus (Vanilla)
Enno Trebs (Theo)
Orce Feldschau (Herr Feldschau)
SWISS (Zecke)
Benjamin Lutzke (Baby)
Franz Rogowski (Malte)
Ulrik Bruchholz (Uli)
Lana Cooper (Bigi)
Robert Gwisdek (Ohrfeigen-Mann)

Crew

Director
Jakob Lass
Screenplay
Jakob Lass, Ines Schiller, Hannah Schopf, Nico Woche, Eva-Maria Reimer
Director of Photography
Timon Schäppi
Editor
Gesa Jäger, Adrienne Hudson
Music
Golo Schultz
Sound Design
Manuel Meichsner
Sound
Benedikt Gaussling, Valentin Finke
Production Design
Friederike Gast
Costumes
Anna Hostert
Make-up
Sandra Stockmeier
Assistant Director
Ann Christin Keune, Anna Kohlschütter
Production Manager
Melanie Schichan
Producers
Ines Schiller, Golo Schultz
Executive Producers
Martin Moszkowicz, Oliver Berben, Jakob Lass
Co-producers
Friederich Oetker, Constanze Guttmann
Co-production
Alpenrot, Constantin Film Produktion, München
rbb, Potsdam

Biography

Jakob Lass

Born in Munich, Germany in 1981, he initially worked as an actor. At the same time, he applied to study directing, but was rejected by all the German film schools. After his short film Bademeister Paul started to win awards, he participated in the 2008 Berlinale Talents, studied at filmArche and from 2009 directing at the Film University Babelsberg Konrad Wolf. In his first year there, he made his debut feature film Frontalwatte. In 2013 his film Love Steaks won the German Cinema New Talent Award in all four categories at the Filmfest München as well as the Max Ophüls Prize in 2014.

Filmography

2011 Frontalwatte 2013 Love Steaks; IFB, Perspektive Deutsches Kino 2017 Tiger Girl

Produced by

FOGMA
Berlin, Germany
+49 170 3569522

World sales

Picture Tree International
Berlin, Germany
+49 30 42082480

www.picturetree-international.de