a film by Wolfgang Ettlich


Germany | 2010 | 90:00 min

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Longterm documentary – a family history over 30 years and 3 generations.
In 1980, Oliver Neumann is 14 years old and always in trouble with his parents. He can’t decide whether to become a punk or a member of the Bagwhan-Movement. He is going through puberty, rebels against society and is part of the couldn’t-care-less-generation.
Wolfgang Ettlich followed Oliver until 1995 on his search for identity and his way of growing-up. Over the years Oliver got married and became father of two sons Nicolas and David.
10 years later, in 2005, his sons are in the same age, as he was back then. At this point the movie „The Neumanns - That’s life“ starts. The film portraits the life of the ex-punk, but the roles have changed. Now Oliver fights with the pubescent kids and has to give them, together with his wife Ellen, values and ways for their future... while Grandfather Lutz whisely analyses the situation over the years.
A family history over 30 years and 3 generations: The generation of the 68s, punk and hip hop.
A film as life is.
Cast and Crew
  • Director Wolfgang Ettlich (MGS Filmproduktion)
  • Screenwriter Wolfgang Ettlich (MGS Filmproduktion)
  • Director of Photography Hans Albrecht Lusznat
  • Editor Monika Abspacher
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Production Company
Mediengruppe Schwabing
Georgenstr. 121, 80797 München

Phone: +49 89 1236465

Phone: +49 89 1236499
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