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Coconut Hero Programme 2020

by Florian Cossen Focus Competition

“Statistically, 99 of a 100 people that shoot themselves in the head die and one doesn’t. That’s me.” Living in a time- forgotten, one-horse woodcutter town in Canada together with his constantly nagging mother, Mike would like nothing more than to be rid of his life. His father has not been seen for years and he has no friends, not even a favourite food! His suicide attempt with a way too big hunting rifle (un)luckily goes wrong and, instead of waking up in heaven, Mike finds himself in a hospital bed next morning with nothing more than a single, harmless scratch. When, sometime later, he is diagnosed with a brain tumour after having a routine check up, Mike can hardly believe his luck. But now, of all times, his father decides to make an appearance – and along comes the delightful Miranda, who makes it even more difficult for Mike to say goodbye. Florian Cossen’s entertaining second feature film is a wonderful black-humoured indie comedy that tells how absolutely impossible it is to plan life.


  • Genre: Tragicomedy
  • Country, Year: Germany, 2015
  • Runtime: 100 Min
  • Languages: English
  • Subtitles: German
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  • Director: Florian Cossen
  • Cast: Alex Ozerov, Bea Santos, Krista Bridges, Sebastian Schipper
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  • Screenplay: Elena von Saucken
  • Cinematography: Brendan Steacy
  • Editor: Philipp Thomas
  • Sound: David Ottier
  • Music: Matthias Klein
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  • Producers: Jochen Laube, Fabian Maubach, Paul Scherzer
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  • Production Company: UFA FICTION GmbH
  • World Sales: Beta Cinema
  • Swiss Distribution: Filmcoopi Zürich AG
  • www.coconuthero.de
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