Vincent Wants to Sea

Vincent Wants to Sea
A young man is afflicted with Tourette's syndrome, and has trouble when speaking with people. His life is a constant wrestle with the idea of acceptance and his own uncontrollable and unique freedom of self-expression. When his mother passes away before she could gaze at the sea one last time he becomes haunted by life's fleeting opportunities and is inspired to fulfil her final wish. With the help of an anorexic colleague and their obsessive-compulsive pal, he escapes the confines of the clinic where he was sent by his father and steals a doctor's car, buoyed by the opportunity to finally scatter his mother's ashes to the sea. Pursued by his blustering father and uptight therapist, he races to freedom in an adventure fraught with both calamity and charm. In German language with English subtitles.

96 minutes.
No persons under 16 (Language).
Drama, On the art circuit
I think this is where we went over the edge...
I think this is where we went over the edge...


Florian David Fitz, Karoline Herfurth, Heino Ferch, Katharina Müller-Elmau, Johannes Allmayer, Karin Thaler
Ralf Huettner
ScreenplayFlorian David Fitz
MusicStevie Be-Zet, Ralf Hildenbeutel
CinematographyAndreas Berger
EditingKai Schröter
Sound formatsDolby Digital
Made in2010
Produced byOlga Film GmbH

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreRomantic, comedy
LanguageFrequent, strong and within context
SexIsolated, brief, implied and in context
ViolenceIsolated, realistic, brief
Drug abuseIsolated, brief, non-glamourised and in context.
CommentsMature and complex themes. (i.e. love, sex, chronic illness, theft, etc.)
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Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

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Laetitia Pople quote iconOp dié wonder jy wat is 'normaal'.
Box Office
John P. McCarthy quote iconTrapped inside the German film Vincent Wants to Sea there's an affecting father-son drama, an amusing road movie, a quirky romantic comedy and a non-patronizing take on mental illness.
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What the People say

1658 Netizens quote iconA perspicacious story about syndrome, marginality and fragile recovery

Average .. 49%



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