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GOOD MONSTERS; The Series; Episode 1-5 (English Subtitle)

Fritzi´s exciting 24 hours begin when she tries to rob her husband's dealer.

Fritzi wants to catch her husband's drug dealer. She needs money for a private rehab: for the in-patient detoxification of her addicted husband. The drug dealer,  a small fish who wants to get out of drug trafficking himself, needs money to support his sick father in a nursing home. Together they hatch a plan to screw the “big boss”and get to some money. For Fritzi, the most exciting 24 hours of her life begin, during which she witnesses a murder, falls in love, gains great insights and at the end has to decide, with a bag full of cash, whether she really wants to save her husband? And this after everyone has sung their way through the big question, whether love is enough to save someone?

  • Johannes Muhr
    Director
  • Julia Zimth
    Director
  • Julia Zimth
    Writer
  • Olivia Charamsa
    Producer
  • Julia Zimth
    Producer
  • Florian Maria Sumerauer
    Key Cast
    “HARKO”
  • Peter Geisberg
    Key Cast
    “ANTON”
  • Leif Evers
    Key Cast
    “BIG BOSS”
  • Florentine Schara
    Key Cast
    “BIG BOSSIN”
  • Julia Zimth
    Key Cast
    “FRITZI ”
  • Project Type:
    Web / New Media
  • Runtime:
    36 minutes 52 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    December 13, 2020
  • Production Budget:
    9,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Germany
  • Country of Filming:
    Germany
  • Language:
    German
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Webfest Berlin / Best Pilot Award 2020
    Berlin
Director Biography - Johannes Muhr , Julia Zimth

Johannes Muhr
Studied acting at the Mozarteum, works as a freelance director, actor and editor.
Julia Zimth
2012 - 2016 Studied film with a focus on screenwriting at the ifs internationale filmschule köln. Works as a freelance screenwriter and actress.

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Director Statement

GOOD MONSTERS is a dramedy that combines ease and severity. An homage to French cinema as well as to German film. A link that transforms in the transmedia age - transforms into the worldwide web and thus reaches almost everyone: the topic of ADDICTION, regardless of which form it takes, is more relevant than ever. We are not only interested in what happens to those who are “addicted”, but also to their relatives. The subject is so dark and difficult that hardly anyone wants or can shed light on the matter. It is not only about not looking away, but about paying attention. And since the topic is characterized by significant destructiveness, this can only be achieved if the topic is transformed. A hybrid of ease and severity emerges: dramedy, that is. GOOD MONSTERS is meant to encourage - all the relatives of addicts, all the addicts, all those who could become addicts; it is meant to enlighten AND, through music, go straight to the heart. Breaking the fourth wall by singing in a serial format is an attractive thought. Not only because Brecht already loved to use the “alienation effect” as a literary stylistic element and main component of epic theater, which irritates and at the same time connects.