Cleveland International Film Festival } April 7 – April 18, 2021 } Playhouse Square

Good Girl Gone Bad (Petting statt Pershing)
(Petting statt Pershing)


Year: 2018
Country: GERMANY
Run Time: 97 minutes

Good Girl Gone Bad (Petting statt Pershing)
Good Girl Gone Bad (Petting statt Pershing)
Good Girl Gone Bad (Petting statt Pershing)
Good Girl Gone Bad (Petting statt Pershing)

Seventeen-year-old Ursula feels misunderstood by everyone in her small town. Like many girls her age, she fantasizes about exploring her sexuality with the local boys, but instead finds herself the victim of cruel jokes by her peers. Her parents are too distracted by their own material issues to pay her much attention. But just when it feels like she’s hit rock bottom, a smooth-talking substitute teacher, Siegfried Grimm, comes to town and rocks her world. With his lessons of nonviolent resistance movements and self-liberation, Grimm is the only man who seems to understand Ursula–and to make her feel special… but she’s not the only one receiving special treatment. As Ursula slowly discovers that the polyamorous Grimm is seducing half the women in town, including her own mother, she hatches a plan for revenge. Set in West Germany in the 1980s, GOOD GIRL GONE BAD is a quirky coming-of-age comedy made up of hilariously absurd moments that will have you laughing until it hurts. (In German with subtitles) —G.S.

CIFF43 Screenings

Tower City Cinemas

Thursday, April 04, 2019 at 8:30 PM

Friday, April 05, 2019 at 5:30 PM

Saturday, April 06, 2019 at 4:50 PM

New Direction Competition
ReelWomenDirect Award for Excellence in Directing by a Woman


Petra Lüschow

Petra Lüschow studied literature, theater, and medieval studies in Berlin, as well as film and television at HFF Postdam. She is a director, author, and writer.


Alexandra Kordes, Meike Kordes

Petra Lüschow

Principal Cast
Florian Stetter, Anna Florkowski, Christina Große, Thorsten Merten, Britta Hammelstein, Barbara Philipp

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