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We Used to be Cool


WE USED TO BE COOL follows three young couples; Stella and Markus, Ines and Chris, Mignon and Luis, members of today's got-everything-except-a-purpose generation. Equipped with the latest gadgets they live safe in their free range, fair trade, Apple-equipped, city centre apartments. But with all their material needs covered and never having suffered from want, their state of mind is the big issue. Stella's the first to find the 'solution': she gets pregnant. The others quickly follow suit and these adult children find life is suddenly all too real. In a mixture of subtle and broad humour, touching moments and genuine observation, Mignon learns feeding your child only bio and boycotting nappies leads to domestic unpleasantness (her range of designer baby clothes proves a flop, too); Ines, now the mother of daughter Elvis, throws Chris out, whereupon he moves into his car and embarks on an affair with Stella, while she and Markus eventually find happiness is a bicycle repair shop in the countryside.

Genre Comedy, Family, Female Director, Contemporary Society
Category Feature Film
Format DCP
Language German
Directed by Marie Kreutzer
Nationality Austria
Original title Was hat uns bloß so ruiniert
Produced by Novotny & Novotny
Filmproduktion GmbH
Witcraft Szenario
Release year 2016
Running time 96 min
Starring Vicky Krieps
Marcel Mohab
Pia Hierzegger
Pheline Roggan
Manuel Rubey
Andreas Kiendl


  • World Premiere (Competition) - Zurich FF 2016
  • Official Selection (Competition) - FF Hamburg 2016

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