time to say goodbye

  • Director
    Vivane Andereggen
  • Camera
    Judith Kaufmann
  • Written By

In Cooperation with:

Vivane Andereggen
Written by:
Georg Lippert
Judith Kaufmann

Maximilian Ehrenreich
Florian Stetter
Lavinia Wilson
Catherine de Léan
Yuri Völsch
Tristan Göbel
Anna Stieblich
Thomas Loibl
Peter Jordan
Judith Engel
Tesha Moon Krieg
Kian Schmidt
Roman Ziel
Diyar Ilhan
Dani Levy
Imke Büchel
Anna-Lena Doll
Thomas Niehaus
Benjamin Morik
Christoph Müller
Tilman Rose
Bastian Reiber
Saralisa Volm
Michael Schunder
Martin Brückner
Kailas Mahadevan
Katinka Auberger
Jeanne Goursaud
Walter Rothschild


A lovesick German boy faces the aftermath of losing his family—and a slice of his manhood—in the laugh-out-loud coming-of-age comedy TIME TO SAY GOODBYE.

Maximilian Ehrenreich stars as 12-year-old Simon Grünberg, a Jewish kid who has a lot to deal with at a difficult hormonal age. Since the recent divorce of his parents, life in Hamburg has been like a ping pong ball, as he travels back and forth to live in turn with his mom and dad. Complicating matters, the family is religiously divided. Newly-observant father Frank (Florian Stetter) desperately insists that his squeamish son sacrifice his foreskin before his Bar Mitzvah, while liberal-minded mom Hannah (Lavinia Wilson) is fed up with the pious posturing of her ex-husband. Meantime, Simon falls head over heels in love with the new rabbi Rebecca (Catherine De Léan) who is unfortunately twenty years his senior. With the Machiavellian scheming of friends Clemens and Ben (Tristan Göbel and Yuri Völsch), a rivalry to win her heart fuels a family feud.


time to say goodbye

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