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Oct 082017







“A striking, impressionistic debut from Helene Hegemann focuses on a troubled young woman who tests her sexual and emotional limits in wild Berlin.” — Variety

This October, FilmRise releases “Axolotl Overkill,” the film adaptation of Helene Hegemann’s best-selling debut novel, “Axolotl Roadkill.” The film, which won the World Cinema Dramatic Special Jury Award for Cinematography at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival, follows sixteen-year-old Mifti, who looks like she’s twelve, acts like she’s in her mid-thirties, and lives life between parties, drugs, affairs and kitchen-table polemics.  “Axolotl Overkill” will be available for sale and rental on Amazon Video, iTunes, and Vudu on October 24, 2017.

Since the death of her mother, Mifti (Jasna Fritzi Bauer, “About A Girl”) has lived with her half-siblings in a shared Berlin apartment. They have liberated themselves from prescribed structures, revolting against society in search of their true identities, and are in pursuit of love and security beyond restrictive moral conventions.

Mifti is wild, sad, and sensitive. The adults she meets, Alice (Arly Jover, “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”) and Ophelia (Mavie Hörbiger, “Bundle of Joy”), are only one thing by comparison: desperate – either because the world is about to go under, or because they don’t know what to wear. So Mifti is left to grow up on her own, one way or another.

Accompanied by a pulsating soul, R&B, and German punk/hip-hop/house soundtrack, the film captures Mifti’s wild ride through the streets of Berlin, four-star hotel rooms, and late night dance clubs. She is sheltered from nothing, not by chance, but by her own will.

“Axolotl Overkill” received rave critical reviews when it was released within the film festival circuit . The Film Stage called it “a stylish debut from an artist with a keen sense of visuals, music, and feeling,” and Nerdist hailed, “’Axolotl Overkill’ is a must-see manic pixie blast of youth in revolt.”


The film has a running time of 94 minutes and is Not Rated.



FilmRise is a film and TV distribution company founded by veteran producer/financiers Danny Fisher, Jack Fisher and Alan Klingenstein. With over 15,000 titles in a wide range of genres, the company’s releases include HBO’s multiple Emmy®-winning “Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief”; “Janis: Little Girl Blue,” produced by Oscar®-winner Alex Gibney; two-time Academy Award®-nominee Julie Delpy’s “Lolo”; and the controversial Sundance hit “White Girl.” Television titles include the iconic Robert Stack hosted series “Unsolved Mysteries” and Showtime’s Emmy®-winning “Years of Living Dangerously.”


FilmRise’s recent acquisitions include the acclaimed true crime documentary “I Called Him Morgan”; the multi-Goya award-winning “Truman” starring Ricardo Darin; the box office hit “Harry & Snowman”; “Manifesto” starring two-time Oscar®-winner Cate Blanchett; sci-fi drama “Marjorie Prime” starring Jon Hamm and Tim Robbins; and “My Friend Dahmer” starring Ross Lynch. For more information, go to www.FilmRise.com



Availability Date: October 24, 2017

Genre: Foreign Language, Drama

Running Time: 94 Minutes

Rating: Not Rated

Formats: TVOD/EST

Language: German with English Subtitles

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