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Movie Info

Cameras record three teenagers born in the '70s as they rebel in the '80s -- until their lives change forever.

Cast & Crew

Marten Persiel
Screenwriter
Ira Wedel
Screenwriter
Michael Schoebel
Producer
Felix Leiberg
Cinematographer
Toni Froschhammer
Film Editor
Bobby Good
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Karen Wendland
Casting
Anne Zentgraf
Production Design
Simone Eichhorn
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  • This Ain't California is what the Germans would call a "sehr schöne Märchen."

    February 22, 2019 | Full Review…
  • There are some intriguing concepts here, but they are muddied by the needless flights of undeclared fancy, coming close to bad faith.

    December 5, 2013 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • Fooling an audience should surely be done with honest and open mischief, not with sheepish postscripts from film-makers hoping we might have been hornswoggled.

    December 5, 2013 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • A fun and frothy mock-doc with a message buried in its axle.

    December 1, 2013 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • "This Ain't California" offers a vivid immersion in the hidden skateboarding culture of the former East Germany.

    April 12, 2013 | Rating: 5/5
  • A trove of home videos, vintage commercial and propaganda footage and black-and-white animation dress up this energetic if somewhat unfocused look at the birth of skateboarding in the German Democratic Republic.

    April 12, 2013 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

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