Coconut Hero

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Germany | 2015 | 101 minutes | Florian Cossen

A sweetly deadpan romance about a clever but depressed 16-year-old outcast who carefully plans a series of suicide attempts, yet somehow botches every one, until he slowly begins to appreciate the joys of life after learning he has a brain tumor.

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16-year-old Mike Tyson (no, not that one) is stuck living with his overbearing single mother in a tiny Canadian mining town that no longer has a mine. Assuming he has little to live for, Mike leaves instructions on how to feed his fish, covers the room in plastic tarps, writes an obituary for the next day's newspaper, and shoots himself in the head with his absent father's rifle. Despite his impeccable planning, Mike wakes up the next day at the hospital having survived the attempt, but the doctor has made a surprising discovery—Mike has a walnut-sized brain tumor. Mike's return to school is a walk of shame: the newspaper still ran his obituary, and he now dons a head bandage that invites expanded taunts from his classmates. After meeting with a therapist (the always-unique Udo Kier), Mike is assigned to a dedicated social worker named Miranda, who has some particularly unconventional means of therapy. (Skinny-dipping, anyone?) Before long, Mike may just begin to find that life is worth living. Like its protagonist, Florian Cossen's unique sophomore feature begins awkwardly and grows into a winning audience favorite. Working from a spectacular script by Elena von Saucken and featuring a well-calibrated lead performance by Alex Ozerov ("Orphan Black"), Coconut Hero is exciting to discover and share with anyone who will listen.

Director Biography
Florian Cossen was born in Tel Aviv, the son of a German diplomat in Israel, later calling Canada, Spain, and eventually Germany his home. He started his film career as an assistant director on ads and television programs before shifting his focus to film. Coconut Hero is his second feature.

  • Director: Florian Cossen
  • Principal Cast: Alex Ozerov, Bea Santos, Krista Bridges, Sebastian Schipper
  • Premiere Status: North American Premiere
  • Country: Germany, Canada
  • Year: 2015
  • Running Time: 101 minutes
  • Producer: Jochen Laube, Fabian Maubach
  • Screenplay: Elena von Saucken
  • Cinematographers: Brendan Steacy
  • Editors: Philipp Thomas
  • Music: Matthias Klein
  • Website: Official Film Website
  • Filmography: The Day I Was Not Born (2010)
  • Language: English
  • Format: DCP
  • International Sales: Beta Cinema GmbH