HEDI SCHNEIDER IS STUCK
(Hedi Schneider steckt fest)
A film by Sonja Heiss
Drama, 90 minutes, Germany/Norway (co-producer), 2015
HEDI SCHNEIDER IS STUCK is a story about how life can slip out of control. Uli, Hedi and Finn are a happy, loving family. They get by with various odd jobs, and Hedi uses humour to deal with every unpleasant setback. Even when she gets stuck in an elevator, she seems to manage just fine. But the moment she begins to suffer from panic attacks, the everyday life of the family suddenly gets out of control and everything that seemed to be certain is not anymore. Even when Hedi manages to overcome the crisis, she and Uli realize that they are no longer the same people that they were before. Well-meant advice, hysterical parents, bored therapists and unfulfilled wishes – all these together create a tragicomedy about fear and the influence of love.
This is the second feature film from director Sonja Heiss (HOTEL VERY WELCOME, 2007).
“A warm, wry character comedy” – Variety
“Superlative performances from the two leads and an intriguing switchback game of sympathies keep our attention” – Screen Daily