Teenosaurus Rex by Leander Haussmann

She was sweet, she was cute. But just before her 14th birthday, Daddy’s little princess mutates into a petulant pubescent nightmare. Journalist Hannes Wenger decides to take a time-out from work to guide his daughter Carla through this difficult phase in her life and, above all, to keep her away from alcohol, boys and other temptations. This is easier said than done, however, and when his wife Sara goes back to work, Hannes proves himself entirely inept at raising a teenager. Whether it’s Carla’s birthday party, her mobile phone contract or her first time, Hannes makes one awkward blunder after another. The fact that other teens have embarrassing fathers provides only faint consolation; Hannes’ best friend is a war reporter named Holger who prefers to be shot at in war zones rather than stay at home and be driven crazy by his own teenage nightmare.

The film is based on Jan Weiler’s bestselling German novel DAS PUBERTIER and is published in English as TEENOSAURUS REX.

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Title Teenosaurus Rex
Type Current Titles
Genre Comedy, Family
Category Feature Film
Format DCP
Running Time 94

Jan Josef Liefers
Heike Makatsch
Harriet Herbig-Matten
Detlev Buck
Monika Gruber
Justus von Donáhnyi

Directed by Leander Haussmann
Produced by

Constantin Film
Seven Pictures

Nationality Germany
Original title Das Pubertier
Release year 2017


German Films Quarterly 4-2017

This issue also presents nine feature films, three documentaries, and six short films, including the two Picture Tree titles HOT DOG and TEENOSAURUS REX.