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Nackte Tiere - Plakat | © Czar Film / Marcel Bonewald
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Naked Animals

    All titles (4)
    Feature Film | 2019-2020 | Drama, Youth | Germany

    Shooting data

    Start of shooting08/02/2019
    End of shooting06/04/2019
    Filming regionsEast Germany, Germany - Berlin, Germany - Brandenburg

    Project data

    Length of movie84 min
    Aspect ratioFox Movietone (5 : 6 / 1 : 1,2)

    Brief synopsis

    Katja, Sascha, Benni, Laila and Schöller. These five young people have more in common than just the fact that they are living in provincial Germany free of parental interference. They have one last winter together before they finish school, then they are supposed to know what they want to do: stay or leave. In between homework and smoking dope, martial arts training and gossiping about deflowering people, they explore their feelings in all kinds of different relationships, searching for each other, hiding, kissing and fighting. They want to live, to conquer the world and find out who they really are. They are young and exude an enviable naturalness when it comes to gender identities and roles, above all Katja, played by Marie Tragousti with a lot of new female power.


    ActorRole nameVoice actor / SpeakerVoice actor
    Marie TragoustiKatja [L]
    Sammy ScheuritzelSascha [L]
    Michelangelo FortuzziBenni [L]
    Luna SchallerLaila [L]
    Paul Michael StiehlerSchöller [L]
    Xenia TilingFrau Merz [SR]
    Markus von LingenStefan [SR]
    Ulrike HübschmannÄrztin [SR]
    Marianna LindenAnja [SR]
    Florian SchmidtkeMirko [SR]
    Luna Arwen KrügerMimi [SR]
    Marie MeissnerConstanze [SR]
    Gustav StolzeAnton [SR]
    Anna BullardBundeswehr-Psychologin (Cut Out) [BP]
    Anna Marie LehmannBusfahrerin [BP]


    ColoristJohannes Röckl
    Director of photographyFion Mutert
    1st assistant cameraMaximilian Casjens
    Data wrangler / digital loaderAndrás Guti
    Costume designerSophie Leypold
    Costume designerAlina Bader
    DirectorMelanie Waelde
    1st AD (local system)Lotta Schwerk
    EditorJessica Schneller
    EditorFacundo Nahuel Sanchez
    Assistant editorKatharina Schacke
    GafferThorsten Kosellek
    Makeup artist / hair stylistFranziska Mayntz
    Fx makeup artistFranziska Mayntz
    Fx makeup artistAnett Bulano
    Additional make up artistAnett Bulano
    SFX make-up artist
    SFX make-up artist
    ProducerAnja Wedell
    Executive producerJan Fincke
    Executive producerThorne Mutert
    Production designerIsabelle Schnabel
    Production designerMarcel Bonewald
    Standby propsLeona Yasmin Liehmann
    Assistant stand by propsMara Nagel
    Line producerPaul Dehn
    Production managerPaul Dehn
    Unit manager (local system)Fiete Treutler
    Assistant set/floor managerKnut Kuhles
    ScreenwriterMelanie Waelde
    Script consultantWieland Bauder
    Script consultantSusanne Bieger
    Production sound mixerRobert Fuhrmann
    Sound re-recording mixerRobert Fuhrmann
    Sound designerRobert Fuhrmann
    Sound editorRobert Fuhrmann
    Foley artistFranziska Treutler
    Stunt coordinatorAntje 'Angie' Rau
    Assistant stunt coordinatorTim Haberland

    Production companies

    Czar [de]

    Distribution / Sales companies

    Déjà-vu Film UG [de]
    Germany (theatrical)
    Germany (theatrical)
    Media Luna New Films UG [de]


    Extras/Bit PlayerLEON Actionteam
    Professional actor:in police
    Professional actor:in police
    Production ServicesFilmservice-BB
    CostumesLEON Actionteam
    Vehicles and aircraftsLEON Actionteam
    Police Car
    Police Car


    Award winnerYearAwardCategory 
    Melanie Waelde2021Preis der Deutschen Filmkritik 2020 [de]
    Best fiction film
    Best fiction filmNominated
    Melanie Waelde2021Preis der Deutschen Filmkritik 2020 [de]
    Best Feature Film Debut
    Best Feature Film DebutWinner
    Jessica Schneller2021Edimotion [de]
    Special mention - NRW Schnitt Preis Spielfilm
    Special mention - NRW Schnitt Preis SpielfilmWinner
    Fion Mutert2021Preis der Deutschen Filmkritik 2020 [de]
    Best Camera
    Best CameraNominated
    Marie Tragousti2021Preis der Deutschen Filmkritik 2020 [de]
    Beste Darstellerin
    Beste DarstellerinNominated
    Anja Wedell2020GWFF Best First Feature Award [de]
    Special Mention
    Special MentionWinner
    Melanie Waelde2020GWFF Best First Feature Award [de]
    Special Mention
    Special MentionWinner
    Melanie Waelde2020Berlin Int'l Film Festival (Berlinale) [de]
    Anja Wedell2019European Work in Progress [de]
    ZOOM Medienfabrik Award
    ZOOM Medienfabrik AwardWinner
    Melanie Waelde2019European Work in Progress [de]
    ZOOM Medienfabrik Award
    ZOOM Medienfabrik AwardWinner


    2021SpainAtlàntida Film Fest
    2021Poland610 Berlin-Warsaw Film Festival
    2021GermanyEdimotion - Festival for Film Editing and Montage Art
    2021ColombiaCinemancia - Festival Metropolitano de Cine
    2021SpainCineplaza de Verano
    Focos Cine Contemporáneo
    Focos Cine Contemporáneo
    2021PortugalKino - Mostra de Cinema de Expressão Alemã
    2021IndiaInternational Film Festival of India
    World Panorama
    World Panorama
    2021RussiaWestern Gates Int'l Film Festival
    2020BrazilSão Paulo International Film Festival


    TypeCountryStationDate / TimeComment
    First showingGermanyrbb [de]Thursday, 07/10/2021, 11.50 PM

    Cinema releases and premieres

    Theatre releaseGermanyThursday, 17/09/2020
    Theatre releaseAustriaThursday, 17/09/2020
    PremiereFriday, 21/02/2020Berlinale