April 3 – 14
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Run Time: 96 minutes
A charming comedy about the search for happiness and the veritable discovery of one's self along the way, VINCENT WANTS TO SEA tells the story of Vincent, a 27-year-old man suffering from Tourette's Syndrome. When Vincent experiences the trauma of his mother's death, his estranged politician father drops him off at a rehabilitation clinic. There he meets Alex, his new obsessive compulsive roommate, and Marie, a frail yet bold woman suffering from anorexia who instantly connects with Vincent. After Marie steals the car keys of the clinic's leading therapist Dr. Rose, she offers Vincent a chance to escape his present life in which he is viewed as an embarrassment and a disappointment. When Alex threatens to expose their plan, they are compelled to take him along on a journey to the Italian sea Vincent has always longed to visit. With little money they are forced to steal gas along the way, ultimately leading Vincent's father and Dr. Rose on their own voyage to bring the patients back. As they travel through gorgeous landscapes, the three come to discover how much they actually need one another. They also realize that to obtain true happiness, they must learn to overcome their own self-hatred. A quirky, endearing coming-of-age story, VINCENT WANTS TO SEA is full of powerful and impressive characters who are sure to keep you smiling. (In German with subtitles) – M.M.
Nicolas Duval-Adassovsky, Laurent Zeitoun, Yann Zenou
Olivier Nakache, Éric Toledano
François Cluzet, Omar Sy
Ralf Huettner is a German filmmaker who attended the University of Television and Film Munich.
"The Girl with the Lighters" (1987), "A Mere Formality" (2006), "The Hunt for the Treasure of the Nibelungs" (2007), VINCENT WANTS TO SEA (2010)