• THIS AIN’T CALIFORNIA is an anthem to the zest for life.

    THIS AIN’T CALIFORNIA is an anthem to the zest for life.

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THIS AIN’T CALIFORNIA is an anthem to the zest for life.

a film by Marten Persiel

THIS AIN’T CALIFORNIA is an anthem to the zest for life.

Germany | 2012 | 90:00 min

Formal Categories

Coming of Age History Society Sports

Content Categories

Documentary Docudrama
Synopsis
THIS AIN’T CALIFORNIA is a celebration of the lust for life, a contemporary documentary trip into the cranky world of 'rollerboarding' in the German Democratic Republic. A coming-of-age tale of three teenagers and their passionate love for a sport on the crumbling tarmac of the streets in the GDR, which was considered very ill-fitting. The punk fairy tale of Nico, Dirk and Denis is a story of the subversive powers of fun in that part of Germany, which had lost touch with its citizens.
The film follows its three heroes from their childhood days in the seventies through their teenage rebellion in the eighties, ending in the late, last summer of their life in the GDR in 1989, when their lives changed forever.
Festivals/Awards
Berlinale PERSPECTIVE
Cast and Crew
  • Director Marten Persiel
Original Languages

German

Production Company
Wildfremd production GmbH
Torstrasse 106, 10119 Berlin

Phone: +49 30 47375643

Fax: +49 30 47375656

info@wildfremd.com
http://www.wildfremd.com
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