Eighteen year-old Helen Memel (Carla Juri, Blade Runner 2049) likes to skateboard, masturbate with vegetables and thinks that body hygiene is greatly overrated. Struggling with her parents’ divorce, she spends her time experimenting and breaking one social taboo after the other with her best friend, Corinna (Marlen Kruse). When a shaving accident lands her in the hospital, she sees it as a way to reconcile her parents and forms an unlikely bond with her male nurse, Robin (Christoph Letkowski).
Based on the international best-selling novel by Charlotte Roche, WETLANDS is an unapologetically vulgar coming-of-age tale about divorce, first love and anal fissures.
Due to Graphic Content, Recommended for Mature Audience Only
2013, 109 minutes, Germany, In German with English Subtitles, Directed by David Wnendt
"Gleefully vulgar"– Katie Kilkenny, INDIEWIRE
"The most WTF, NSFW movie at this year's Sundance."– Adam B Vary, BUZZFEED.COM
“Wetlands is here to freak out the prudes and make "dirty" fun again. That it does.”– Peter Travers, ROLLING STONE
“With her dirty-blond curls and angelic smile, Helen is fully alive in a way that's all too rare on our movie screens. She's not out to shock or sicken; that's your problem, not hers.”– Jeannette Catsoulis, THE NEW YORK TIMES