Lollipop Monster - Ziska Riemann - Germany
Lollipop Monster (Germany, 2010) by Eurochannel
Lollipop Monsters (2011)
Cast: Jella Haase, Sarah Horvath, Nicolette Krebitz
“We are desire, lust and instinct” they say. Separated, they cannot satisfy their hungers but together create a ying-yang of savagism, ready to devour the streets of their city. Eurochannel welcomes you to the rotten world of youth, sex, rock and self harm. Two girls reveal the hidden face of German society.
Lollipop Monster is the first feature film and brainchild of the versatile German artist Ziska Riemann, whose work ranges from comic books to music videos. Through her unique portrayals of the world as she sees it and as an authority regarding matters of German youth, the director gives an original view of the dysfunctional families in Germany and enlightens the viewers to discover solutions through consistency and friendship.
In the film, Ariane and Oona are entirely different. One is a sexy blond teenager whose lack of attention from her parents manifests as an insatiable lust for old men. She has no rules when it comes to a wild night of sex.
The other is a goth-like girl who harms herself until she bleeds as an expression of her guilt over her father’s suicide. Together, Ariane and Oona, the Lollipop Monster proves that nothing can stop them. Never forget, as they say: “…we could just eat you; for we’re unpredictable!”
Ariane (Jella Haase) and Oona (Sarah Horvath) are two 15-year-old girls from two dysfunctional families, absolute opposite and yet sharing much of the same anguish. Ari feels she is misunderstood and compensates for this by having sex with unknown men; Oona expresses the pain over her beloved father's suicide through self-mutilation and morbid drawings.
Opposites attract and their unlikely friendship helps them survive the hypocrisy of their families. Ari finally gains some kind of self-respect while Oona learns how to constructively vent to her pain. Then something happens that shakes their friendship to its very core....