Cleo - If I Could Turn Back Time

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    Cleo - If I Could Turn Back Time

    Cleo

    Directed by

    Germany

    2019

    99 min

    • German

    Comedy, Romantic comedy

    The imaginative Cleo feels a very special kind of affinity for her home town of Berlin. But her deepest desire is to be able to turn back time – with the aid of a magic clock which was stolen during a robbery in the 1920s and has been missing ever since. She hopes that the clock might help her undo the death of her parents. One day, she meets the adventurer Paul who is living on a houseboat and had recently bought a treasure map at an auction. Cleo is bursting with tension – might the map lead to the treasure she is dreaming of? Cleo and Paul set off together on an adventurous trip through the pulsating city. They meet crazy characters, lovable figures, Berlin myths and urban legends. When they arrive in Berlin's dark underground at the end of their quest, Cleo is confronted by the most important question of all: should she want to turn back time in the first place?

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    Labels & Line Ups

    Credits

    Cast
    Marleen Lohse
    Jeremy Mockridge
    Heiko Pinkowski
    Max Mauff
    Screenplay
    Stefanie Ren
    Erik Schmitt
    Cinematography
    Johannes Louis
    Editing
    David J. Rauschning
    Music
    Johannes Repka
    Sales
    GLOBAL SCREEN GMBH
    Production
    DETAILFILM

    Press

    Schmitt’s keen command of idiosyncratic detail and a charming central performance from Lohse ensure the route taken is both surprising and memorable.

    Nikki Baughan, Screendaily

    An enjoyable romp.

    Nikki Baughan, Screendaily

    Erik Schmitt

    Erik Schmitt

    Germany

    A German screenwriter and director. Before making his debut with the feature-length comedy CLEO - IF I COULD TURN BACK TIME (2019), he devoted himself to short feature films, for which he earned an international renown and awards, e.g. NAHSORN IM GALOPP (2013) and FOREVER OVER (2014). He co-founded Seven Elephans production company.