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Category: Edition 2020

Five friends growing up in a small town in Germany, have to decide whether leave or stay after they finished school. They seek each other, they run away from each other as they kiss and brawl deciding what it seems to be the rest of their lives. A kaleidoscope of violence, love and loneliness where intimacy and pain go hand in hand.

Original Title NACKTE TIERE
Category Official Competition
Section Generator +16
Tipology Feature Film
Duration 83'
Production Year 2020
Nationality Germany
Directed by Melanie Waelde
Screenplay Melanie Waelde
Director of photography Fion Mutert
Editor Jessica Schneller
Production Design Marcel Bonewald, Isabelle C. Schnabel
Costume Design Alina Bader, Sophie Leypold
Sound Robert Fuhrmann
Main cast Marie Tragousti
Sammy Scheuritzel
Michelangelo Fortuzzi
Produced by Anja Wedell

regista Melanie WaeldeMELANIE WAELDE
Melanie was born in Dachau in 1992. From 2013 until 2017 she studied screenwriting at the Deutsche Film und Fernsehakademie Berlin (dffb). Since graduating she has been working as a freelance author and filmmaker. Her short films have been screened at numerous festivals. NAKED ANIMALS is her feature film debut.

Director's statement
"NAKED ANIMALS is a film that works like an emotion, like a memory and a vision of the future. As the characters and their relations move, so does the picture. Their whole world is as narrow as the aspect ratio. A film that exists in the place where it hurts most. The place where the heart beats. The place where we are vulnerable and, at the same time, try not to be".


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