Brief synopsis

Alice, a single mother, is a dedicated senior plant breeder at a corporation engaged in developing new species. She has engineered a very special crimson flower, remarkable not only for its beauty but also for its therapeutic value: if kept at the ideal temperature, fed properly and spoken to regularly, this plant makes its owner happy. Against company policy, Alice takes one home as a gift for her teenage son, Joe. They christen it ‘Little Joe’ but as it grows, so too does Alice’s suspicion that her new creations may not be as harmless as their nickname suggests.
(http://www.coop99.at/web-coop99/?portfolio=little-joe&lang=en)

Cast

ActorRole nameVoice actor / Speaker
Emily BeechamAlice [L]
Ben WhishawChris [L]
Kerry FoxBella [L]
Kit Connor
Jessie-Mae Alonzo
David WilmontKarl [SR]
Phénix Brossard
Jason CloudStudent [SR]
Marie NoelColleague #3 [SR]
Margarete VoggenederWissenschaftlerin [BP]
Sebastian HülkIvan
Ilka WillnerLehrerin

Crew

ActivityNameComment
director of photographyMartin Gschlacht
1st assistant cameraNino Volpe
still photographerPetro Domenigg(Wien-Dreh)
casting directorJessie Frost
casting directorJina Jay
costume designerTanja Hausner
assistant costume designerAnna Zeitlhuber
key costumerKatharina Forcher
directorJessica Hausner
1st assistant directorFlorian Engelhardt1st AD
2nd AD KeyMartin Joss
AD Runner / Set-PARaoul BruckKey-PA Austria
3rd AD FloorHeidi Gower
script supervisorAntje SwitalskiBerlin DT37
editorKarina Ressler
electricianVladimir Bilic
lighting assistantFlorian ErbenVertretung 1DT
makeup artist / hair stylistKerstin Gaecklein
makeup artist / hair stylistHeiko Schmidt
producerMartin Gschlacht
producerJessica Hausner
producerBruno Wagner
co-producerGerardine O'Flynn
co-producerBertrand FaivreLittle Jo Productions
co-producerPhilippe BoberEssential Filmproduktion
executive producerMary Burke
executive producerVincent Gadelle
executive producerRose Garnett
executive producerMarina Perales Marhuenda
production designerKatharina Wöppermann
assistant production designerChristine DoschAustria
art directorConrad Moritz ReinhardtAustria
prop masterTom Kratz
standby propsAnna-Maria Thönelt
unit production managerBruno Wagner
set runnerEleonora EsauBerlin Dreh
screenwriterGéraldine Bajard
screenwriterJessica Hausner
production sound mixerMalcolm Cromie
sound re-recording mixerTobias Fleig
adr mixerJohannes Kunz
sound designerErik Mischijew
sound designerMatz Müller
foley editorGregor Arnold

Production companies

CompanyComment
Coop99 Filmproduktion GmbH [at]
Essential Film GmbH [de]co-production
The Bureau [uk]co-production
ORF - Österreichischer Rundfunk [at]participation / Senderbeteiligung
BBC British Broadcast Corporation [uk]participation / Senderbeteiligung

Distributing companies

CompanyComment
BAC Films [fr]Distribution France
Coproduction Office [de/fr]World Sales

Facilities

DepartmentCompanyComment
Animals for FilmFilmtiertraining Eve SchwenderHund Bello
Finance/Law/Insuranceadag Payroll Services GmbHKomparsenabrechnung
Production ServicesCinecat FilmcateringNachdreh Berlin
PropsHerz MedicalgroupMed. Ausstattung

Awards

Award winnerYearAwardCategory 
Emily Beecham2019Festival de Cannes [fr]Best performance by an actressWinner

Festivals

YearCountryFestivalComment
2019FranceFestival de CannesSélection officielle - Compétition

Cinema

TypeCountryDateComment
Theatre releaseFranceWednesday, 27.11.2019
PremiereFriday, 17.05.2019Festival de Cannes [fr]