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Tiger Girl

There’s an anti-capitalist vigilante on the streets of Berlin and she’s looking for a protégé in this witty, ultra-violent, female-focused fight-fest.

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Credits

Dir Jakob Lass
Prod Ines Schiller, Golo Schultz
Scr Jakob Lass, Ines Schiller, Hannah Schopf, Nico Woche, Eva-Maria Reimer
With Ella Rumpf, Maria Dragus
Germany
2017
90min
Sales PictureTree International

Nicknamed ‘Vanilla’ for her wimpy ways, police-school dropout Maggie gets a masterclass in assertiveness from an anarchist avenging angel on the streets of Berlin. When anti-capitalist renegade Tiger takes Maggie under her wing, she cannot know the repressed reserves of power in the seemingly harmless girl. What has she unleashed?! The city of Berlin glistens as the third character, with the film's heightened realism spanning squats, shopping malls and neon-hued backdrops for the duo’s DIY justice. Building on the promise of his 2014 debut Love Steaks, Jakob Lass excels at shooting violence like no other, bringing a playful and critical wit to the short sharp shocks. The pleasures of seeing women fighting back are also a provocation to audiences – is this what you want to see? When it’s delivered with such unexpected humour and a fresh, energising filmmaking style, the answer is most definitely YES!

Kate Taylor

Additional information

The introduction/Q&A will be BSL interpreted at the screening on Thu 5 Oct.

Festival guests

These members of the filmmaking team are expected to attend the festival:

  • Jakob Lass, Director

See the full list of visiting festival guests. Please note that we can't guarantee guest attendance at any particular screening.

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