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© Czar Film / Marcel Bonewald

Naked Animals

    All titles (2)
    Feature Film | 2019-2020 | Drama, Youth | Germany

    Shooting data

    Start of shooting08/02/2019
    End of shooting06/04/2019

    Project data

    Length of movie83 min
    Picture formatFox 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]
    Katrin BeckmannNicole [SR]
    Ulrike HübschmannÄrztin [SR]
    Luna Arwen KrügerMimi [SR]
    Marianna LindenAnja [SR]
    Marie MeissnerConstanze [SR]
    Florian SchmidtkeMirko [SR]
    Gustav StolzeAnton [SR]
    Xenia TilingFrau Merz [SR]
    Markus von LingenStefan [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 SanchezCo-Editor
    Assistant editorKatharina Schacke
    GafferThorsten Kosellek
    Makeup artist / hair stylistFranziska Mayntz
    Additional make up artistAnett BulanoSFX make-up artist
    Fx makeup artistAnett Bulano
    Fx makeup artistFranziska Mayntz
    ProducerAnja Wedell
    Executive producerThorne Mutert
    Executive producerJan Fincke
    Production designerIsabelle Schnabel
    Production designerMarcel Bonewald
    Standby propsLeona Yasmin Liehmann
    Assistent stand by propmanMara Nagel
    Line producerPaul Dehn
    Unit production managerPaul Dehn
    Unit managerFiete Treutler
    Assistant set/floor managerKnut Kuhles
    ScreenwriterMelanie Waelde
    Script consultantSusanne Bieger
    Script consultantWieland Bauder
    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]

    Distributing companies

    Déjà-vu Film UG [de]
    Media Luna New Films UG


    Extras/Bit PlayerLEON Actionteam
    Vehicles and aircraftsLEON ActionteamPolice Car


    Award winnerYearAwardCategory 
    Anja Wedell2019European Work in ProgressZOOM Medienfabrik AwardWinner
    Melanie Waelde2019European Work in ProgressZOOM Medienfabrik AwardWinner
    Anja Wedell2020GWFF Best First Feature Award [de]Special MentionWinner
    Melanie Waelde2020Berlin Int'l Film Festival (Berlinale) [de]EncountersNominated
    Melanie Waelde2020GWFF Best First Feature Award [de]Special MentionWinner


    2020GermanyBerlin Int'l Film Festival (Berlinale) [de]World Premiere (Section: Encounters)
    2020ItalyGiffoni Film FestivalGenerator +16
    2020GermanyLichter FilmfestZukunft Deutscher Film (On Demand)
    2020GermanyInt. Frauenfilmfestival Dortmund KölnInt. Debüt-Spielfilmwettbewerb


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