Life is not for cowards
Feature Film / Tragic Comedy
The Chau Ngo
Line Producer / Postproduction Supervisor
In cooperation with WDR
Theatrical release 13.04.2013 (Germany)
Hamburg, Cologne, Hanover, Rama (DK)
Life is not for cowards based on the novel of the same name by Gernot Gricksch (Bayrischer and Norddeutscher Filmpreis for “Robert Zimmermann wonders about love”) and is a film about the course of life or as the author himself says: “A cheerful film about death.” This story dares to face the great theme of transience and the associated grief with ease and a wink, but also the necessary existential depth.
Life is not for cowards tastes like life itself: sweet and sour at the same time, peppered with many small and big defeats, but also full of unexpected moments of happiness and the certainty that you can do anything if you have the right people at your side. Cinema release is expected in summer 2012 in the ‘Senator Film Verleih’
Life is not for cowards approaching the fate of the Färber family in a warm and humorous way: fifteen-year-old Kim (Helen Woigk) is surprised by her mother’s bizarre accidental death. Unnerved by the perseverance slogans of her helpless father Markus (Wotan Wilke Möhring), she burns through to Denmark together with the school dropout Alex (Frederick Lau), for whom she has long raved. Together with Kim’s grandmother Gerlinde (Christine Schorn) and her agile carer Paula (Rosalie Thomass), Markus follows her to the place where the family used to spend their holidays together.