Vincent vil ha(v)
"Varmhjertet og overrumplende", Fædrelandsvennen(Terningkast 5!)
"Sjarmerende tysk feelgoodfilm om tre unge psykiske pasienter på rømmen." Nettavisen
"En var tone og flere overraskelser langs veien redder historien om Gjøkeredet på road trip fra forutsigbarheten." Aftenposten(4)
"En varm feelgood-historie med en vond og vemodig undertone." Stav. Aftenblad(4)
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The road movie VINCENT WANTS TO SEA tells the story of three young people, who break out of their everyday life which is dominated by therapy, and dare to have the adventure of going on a journey together. In a very humorous way, director Ralf Huettner ("MOONLIGHT TARIFF") accompanies his protagonists on their path and thereby follows up on his earlier comedies about lovable anti-heroes
Florian David Fitz ("MEN IN THE CITY", "Doctor's Diary") wrote the original script and with lots of dedication and charme plays the part of defiant-but-shy eponymous hero Vincent. Convincingly at his side are the marvelous Karoline Herfurth ("A YEAR AGO IN WINTER") as the rebellious Marie and the excellent Johannes Allmayer ("Krupp - Eine deutsche Familie") as neurotic Bach-lover Alexander. Heino Ferch ("THE BAADER MEINHOF-COMPLEX", "DOWNFALL") as tempestuous father and Katharina Müller-Elmau ("MARLENE", "CRAZY") as sensitive psychologist complement the ensemble.
VINCENT WANTS TO SEA was produced by Harald Kügler and Viola Jäger of Olga Film ("CHERRY BLOSSOMS", "HEAVYWEIGHTS"), a subsidiary of Constantin Film.
INTERVIEW with scriptwriter and leading actor Florian David Fitz
How does a rather busy actor get to write a script? Did you feel underemployed?
I did at that time. During winter there are always long stretches without work, which is relatively normal. Two weeks of that make my fingers itch. On the other hand I was thinking, quite egoistically: I would really like to write something that I might be able to act in subsequently.
What gave you the idea about Tourette's Syndrome?
When I was at drama school in Boston, we had a teacher with Tourette's. He didn't have any bad vocal tics, but rather the motor ones. He stood up in front of the class and said quite matter-of-factly: "Well, kids, I have Tourette's. If I do or say stupid things to you, it's not personal." At first you stare, of course, but actually you get used to it pretty quickly.
At the end of the film, does the realization arise, that acceptance is something you have to fight for yourself?
Vincent's mistake is, I think, that from the very start he wants others to fight for his acceptance: What his mother has left behind, what his father wants. No matter whether he defies him - he always defines imself by the opposition against him - or whether he wants to do something for his mother. That's what we all do. We try to be "loved" by way of other people. The simple truth that remains at the end is that you first must be at peace with yourself, before you will be able to love someone else. This is what Vincent has to learn, concerning Marie.
Because she is in denial of the problems.
It simply doesn't work that way. And that was the second basic idea: What is the most adult decision that a person can make? I knew of a case among my family, the mother was an alcoholic. At some point, the daughter was forced to say: I have to let her go. Whether she will drink herself to death or whether she wants to live: It's her call. With persons you love, the hardest decision is learning to accept that you cannot help them unless they take the first step. In the film, Vincent and his mother have lived in a cocoon together and he had been holding her hand until the very end. Then he meets another such person in Marie and needs to realize that he cannot help her. That is the most bitter thing in the world, but in the end he makes this amazingly adult decision to say: I will let go of you and hopefully things will work out. Maybe you'll pick yourself up, and then I'll be there.
How did you prepare for this part?
While I was writing, I spoke to people affected by Tourette's, and of course watched countless films. The breakthrough for the physical finding process came when I took the suburban train to go to my dentist. And I thought to myself: let's try out a little tic, and see whether the people react to it. Which they didn't do in the least! (laughs) Then I noticed that you really have this impulse inside you to break out in tics, and I can actually relate to that.