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Nena by Saskia Diesing


A painfully funny family-drama about illness, suicide and unconditional love.

Summer 1989, and cracks are appearing in the Wall. Europe is holding its breath to see what autumn will bring. When her disabled father attempts suicide, Nena (16) is hurt to the core. Meanwhile she is falling deeply in love for the first time - with Carlo, whose own father has just come out of the closet. While discovering her own lust for life, she comes to realize that the life of her father Martin is growing ever bleaker.

90’ / DCP / colour

Genre: drama
Original title: NENA
Dir: Saskia Diesing
Prod: KeyFilm (NL)
Co-prod: Coin Film (DE)       
Sc: Saskia Diesing, Ester Gerritsen           
D.O.P.: Aage Hollander
Completed: summer 2014       
Language: Dutch/German 
Cast: Abbey Hoes (TO BE KING), Uwe Ochsenknecht (LUDWIG II), Monic Hendrickx (SONNY BOY, LETTER FOR THE KING), Gijs Blom (SONNY BOY).   

Festivals & awards a.o:

Berlin International Film Festival, Generation 14plus - Special Mention Generation 14plus International Jury
Flying Broom - Ankara Women's Film Festival
Emden International Film Festival
Giffoni International Film Festival
Minneapolis and St. Paul International Film Festival
Zlin International Film Festival for Children and Youth
Seoul International Film Festival
Cairo International Women's Film Festival

Saskia Diesing:
First feature film.
a.o. THE LAST DAY (2008, short), TAXI 656 (2008, TV film), NEW SHOES (2004, TV film).

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Sales: Mountain Road Entertainment Group
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