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Germany, 2012 (MIFF 2013, Next Gen)

Director: Tina von Traben

A David versus Goliath family battle of amusing and entertaining proportions.

In Tina von Traben's feature debut, smart, ambitious Patty dreams of abandoning her mother's struggling sausage stand for a career as an upmarket chef. She gets her chance when she's offered an internship at a famous five-star restaurant, but her mother's nervous breakdown complicates things. Determined to make a go of it, Patty leaves her younger sisters in charge of the stand, but when their interfering uncle – who runs a successful fast food franchise – tries to steal the family's secret curry sauce recipe it sets off a chain of events that force Patty to decide what's more important: her family or her career.

With its honest depictions of sibling rivalry, familial loyalty and heightened teen dreams, Patty's Catchup is a light-hearted coming-of-age story.

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MIFF recommends age 12+

All films featured as part of the Next Gen program are approved for screening by the Office of Film and Literature Classification. No person under the age of 15 years shall be admitted to Next Gen screenings unless in the company of an adult guardian. 

D Tina von Traben P Dagmar Niehage S Tina von Traben, Rüdiger Bertram WS Media Luna New Films L German w/English subtitles TD digibeta/2012

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