Plakat

A Dysfunctional Cat

    All titles (2)
    Feature Film | 2017-2018 | Drama | Germany

    Trailers/Videos

    Brief synopsis

    She lives in Iran; he lives in Germany. Both of them are single. Their arranged marriage is anything but a whirlwind romance. Still strangers to each other after the wedding, they try to make their marriage work while learning to live in harmony. A kind of anti-romcom, this first feature film by the Iranian-born director had its world première in Berlin.

    (FIFF, 2019)

    Cast

    ActorRole nameVoice actor / SpeakerVoice actor
    Pegah Ferydoni
    Mina [L]
    Hadi Khanjanpour
    Kian [L]
    Christo KlahrHerr Rollinger [GS]
    Constantin von JascheroffLars [SR]
    Henrike von KuickSophie [SR]
    Anouk VargaAnouk [SR]
    Arash MarandiMasoud [SR]
    Marzieh AlivirdiFrau Faridani [SR]
    Massud RahnamaHerr Faridani [SR]
    Azar ShahidiFrau Torabian [SR]
    Mahdokht AnsariRawi [SR]
    Farhad SahebanpourBewerber [SR]
    Anton AlgrangDr. Fuchs [SR]
    Kathrin von Steinburg
    Stefanie [SR]
    Sina Wilke
    Tanja [SR]
    Kianoosh SadighMaryam [SR]
    Christian PfeilLehrer [SR]
    Rainer SteffenHerr Frankenschmidt [SR]
    Sina DrespMädchen in Umkleide 1 [BP]
    Lea Johanna GesztiMädchen in Umkleide 2 [BP]
    Hermann SchneiderPatient [BP]
    Kiomars AbdiniVater des Bewerbers [BP]
    Sogol Asghari MoghadamNeda [BP]
    Rosa FalkenhagenMädchen in Umkleide 3 [BP]
    Mina MahmoudianSaba [BP]
    Arezou Saffari-DürrMutter des Bewerbers [BP]
    Morti TorabzadehHerr Torabian [BP]
    Matthäus ZaborszykMöbelpacker

    Crew

    ActivityNameComment
    ColoristNicholas Coleman
    Director of photographyJulian Krubasik
    1st assistant cameraLambert Strehlke
    2nd assistant cameraBenjamin Fannrich
    2nd assistant cameraValentin Walther
    DIT digital imaging technicianRobin Paralkar
    Arri Amira Prores 2 & 3.2k, Cooke S2
    Arri Amira Prores 2 & 3.2k, Cooke S2
    Data wrangler / digital loaderSidri Wiese
    6 Tage Vertretung
    6 Tage Vertretung
    Still photographerHendrik Heiden
    Costume designerKatharina Jutta Schmidt
    Assistant costume designerMonica Siviero
    DirectorSusan Gordanshekan
    1st AD (local system)Merlin Nadj-Torma
    1st AD (local system)Olga Müller
    2nd AD crowd (local system)Ferdos Sililo-Simon
    2nd AD crowd (local system)Ben Turlach
    Script continuitySimon-Niklas Scheuring
    EditorFrank Müller [5]
    Assistant editorJonas Windwehr
    GafferLisa Maria Müller
    Best boyJan Peltzer
    Best boyJan Maria Peltzer
    Lighting technician / electricianNikita Gibalenko
    Lighting technician / electricianFelix Laicher
    Zusatz
    Zusatz
    Makeup artist / hair stylistSylvia Niehues
    Chief Makeup Artist
    Chief Makeup Artist
    Additional make up artistUlli Tischler
    1 Drehtag
    1 Drehtag
    ComposerSebastian Fillenberg
    ProducerRalf Zimmermann
    ProducerCaroline Fischer [1]
    Production designerMarkus Dicklhuber
    Assistant production designerSusanna Haneder
    Standby propsAnja Bühling
    Scenic painterOliver-Markus Waimann
    Art department traineeMatthäus Zaborszyk
    Film financing coordinatorDunja Limbrunner
    Assistant production managerAndreas Kohlmaier
    Unit managerSandra Hofmann
    Location manager (local system)David Müller
    Production assistantTamira Coldewey
    Production driverRafael von Sury
    & Produktionsassistent
    & Produktionsassistent
    ScreenwriterSusan Gordanshekan
    Script consultantTheresa Pak
    Drehbuch-Mitarbeit
    Drehbuch-Mitarbeit
    Script consultantGregor Koppenburg
    Drehbuch-Mitarbeit
    Drehbuch-Mitarbeit
    Production sound mixerUdo Steinhauser
    Boom operatorRobert Nabholz
    Sound re-recording mixerChristoph Merkele
    Sound designerNico Krebs
    Adr editorNicolas Voß
    Sprachsynchron Cutter
    Sprachsynchron Cutter
    Commissioning editorBarbara Häbe
    Commissioning editorMonika Lobkowicz
    Commissioning editorNatalie von Lambsdorff

    Production companies

    CompanyComment
    Glory Film GmbH [de]
    Arte [de/fr]
    Koproduzent
    Koproduzent
    BR Bayerischer Rundfunk [de]
    Koproduzent
    Koproduzent

    Distributing companies

    CompanyComment
    Alpenrepublik Filmverleih
    Theatrical Germany
    Theatrical Germany
    Media Luna New Films UG

    Facilities

    DepartmentCompanyComment
    Cameras and UtilitiesFGV Schmidle GmbH
    CastingProducer’s Friend GmbH [de]
    Komparsen
    Komparsen
    Lighting and UtilitiesFGV Schmidle GmbH
    Finance/Law/Insuranceadag Payroll Services GmbH
    Komparsenabrechnung
    Komparsenabrechnung
    Production Servicesfilmobil
    VIP-Lounge-Trailer
    VIP-Lounge-Trailer
    Production ServicesFilmservice Wallner
    PropsFTA Film- und Theater-Ausstattung GmbH
    Ausstattung, Kostüm
    Ausstattung, Kostüm
    PropsHerz Medicalgroup
    Med.Ausstattung & FB
    Med.Ausstattung & FB
    PropsSonnewald
    Vehicles and aircraftsFilmcops e.K.
    Polizeifahrzeuge, Uniformen, Requisiten
    Polizeifahrzeuge, Uniformen, Requisiten
    Sound (Postproduction)Wavefront Studios GmbH

    Awards

    Award winnerYearAwardCategory 
    Susan Gordanshekan2018Metropolis - Deutscher Regiepreis [de]Beste Regie Debüt / Nachwuchs:Winner
    Susan Gordanshekan2018Int. Filmfestspiele BerlinPerspektive Deutsches KinoNominated
    Susan Gordanshekan2018Shanghai Int. Film Festival [cn]Focus GermanyNominated
    Susan Gordanshekan2018Sehsüchte Film Festival [de]Nominated
    Susan Gordanshekan2018Stony Brook Film FestivalJury AwardNominated
    Susan Gordanshekan2018Sehsüchte Film FestivalcompetitionNominated
    Susan Gordanshekan2018Festival des deutschen Films [de]Stilbewusst und intensivNominated
    Susan Gordanshekan2019Snowdance Independent Film Festival [de]Beste RegieWinner

    Festivals

    YearCountryFestivalComment
    2021EgyptBetween Women Filmmakers Caravan
    2019GermanyFestival Türkei/Deutschland
    2019SwitzerlandFestival International de Films de Fribourg
    2018CanadaSt.Johns International Women's Film Festival
    2018FranceUniversCiné Allemand Festival
    2018TaiwanTaipei International Film Festival
    2018PolandNew Horizons
    2018South KoreaDiaspora Film Festival

    TV-broadcast

    TypeCountryStationDate / TimeComment
    RepeatGermanyARD [de]Wednesday, 09/09/2020, 12.30 AM
    RepeatGermanyARD [de]Wednesday, 02/09/2020, 12.30 AMFilmdebüt im Ersten
    First showingFrancearteWednesday, 24/04/2019, 11.50 PM« L'Amour à rebours »
    First showingGermanyarteWednesday, 24/04/2019, 9.40 PM

    Cinema

    TypeCountryDateComment
    Theatre releaseGermanyThursday, 04/10/2018