30.09. - 09.10.2021

Beach Rats USA 2017 | 95 min | OV with German subtitles | Colour | FF 2017

Eliza Hittman

ELIZA HITTMAN comes from Brooklyn and her debut feature It Felt Like Love premiered at Sundance in 2013. Beach Rats is her second film.

rated for 0 + years
Summer in Coney Island. Teenager Frankie is a drifter: during the day, he hangs with his friends on the beach, smoking weed. But neither his macho buddies nor Simone, with whom he begins an affair, seem to really interest him. The only place where Frankie can speak about his sexual desires is a chat room where he spends his nights corresponding with older men. When he starts meeting people he knows from the Net, his friends are in danger of finding out his secret and Frankie has to take a radical decision. Beach Rats is an intense, explosive portrait of a young generation. The film won the prize for Best Direction at Sundance.
Original title: Beach Rats
Film type: Fiction Feature
Original language: English
Section: Transatlantic
Language and subtitles: OV with German subtitles
Director: Eliza Hittman
Screenplay: Eliza Hittman
Cast: Harris Dickinson, Madeline Weinstein, Kate Hodge
Producer: Drew Houpt, Brad Becker-Parton, Paul Mezey, Andrew Goldman
Director of Photography: Hélène Louvart
Music: Nicholas Leon
Production Design: Grace Yun
Editor: Scott Cummings, Joe Murphy
Sound: 0
Costume design:
Commissioning Editor:
Format: dcp
German Distributor: Salzgeber & Co. Medien GmbH
World Sales: Mongrel Media, Inc.
Production: Cinereach; Animal Kingdom; Secret Engine
Contact: Jürgen Pohl, Salzgeber & Co. Medien GmbH:


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