Synopsis: Film adaptation of the autobiography of much-loved German comedian Hape Kerkeling. The story begins in the Ruhr Valley in 1972: Hans-Peter is nine years old and a bit chubby, but full of self-confidence. The latter is not least due to his ability to make other people laugh, a talent that he practises on every occasion - in the grocer's shop of his grandmother Änne, with the customers as an audience, or at the various gatherings with his party-prone relatives. But the idyllic family life takes a turn for the darker when Hape's mother loses her sense of smell and taste as the result of a chronic sinus infection and starts struggling with depression. The father is helpless and doesn't know how to deal with his wife's illness. But for Hape, this is an even greater incentive to act out his comedic side.
Awards: Bambi Awards (2019) - Best Actress; Bavarian Film Awards (2019) - Best Direction; German Film Awards (2019) - Highest Grossing Film of the Year, Outstanding Feature Film, Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role; German Screen Actors Awards (2019) - Best Actress in a Comedy Role; Romy Gala, Austria (2019) - Best Direction, Best Cinematography, Best Upcoming Actor; Seattle International Film Festival (2019) - Best Actor