Life is Not a Piece of Cake (Das Leben ist nichts für Feiglinge)

The Goethe Institute series is back at the Coolidge! Always interesting films that you won't see anywhere else. And only $5!

About the film:

A tragi-comedy about a family coming to terms with bereavement: after his wife has died in an accident, Markus Färber is alone with his teenage daughter Kim.

Both are not able to cope with the death of their wife and mother. Markus is hiding behind brave phrases, Kim behind her gothic make-up. While Markus clings to the past, fifteen-year-old Kim runs away to Denmark, where the family used to spend their vacation together. Alex, a school drop-out, accompanies her. Grandma Gerlinde, her lively caretaker, Paula, and Markus set off to search for Kim, embarking on a journey of self-discovery. This is a film about death, but much more about the guts to take on life, about family and about love in many forms.

After the film, we'll go to an area restaurant for a discussion.

Hope to see you there!



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  • Patti C.

    Marvelous! For a movie about the culture of death among the young, and actual death, it was brilliant!

    September 22, 2013

  • Barry

    the BANALITY of evil

    September 22, 2013

  • Betsey G.

    Hi, Lisa, I changed my RSVP to "no" because things have become hectic and not sure I'll make it tomorrow morning. I'll look for you if I do go! I don't know if the World Series will be over by the next time there's Goethe Institute film, but eventually I'll make it. Enjoy the film, Betsey

    September 21, 2013

  • Betsey G.

    Hi, Lisa, Fall is definitely here when the Goethe Institute film series comes back to The Coolidge! I'm looking forward to another year of fine German cinema! See you Sunday. Betsey

    September 17, 2013

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