The Kids Turned Out Fine

Graduation film of the ifs internationale filmschule köln
Germany 2020 | Feature Film | Anti-Coming-of-Age | 73 min. | Funding: Film- und Medienstiftung NRW

„The Kids Turned Out Fine“ follows Generation Y characters as they chase the desire for radical self-realization. Over the course of a weekend, the loosely connected episodes tell the stories of …
… two rival amateur rap groups whose master plan is to make flashy music videos to ensure a promising career.
… a taciturn, lonely model who produces his fashion collection with iron toughness.
… two best friends who pretend to be climate activists in order to make money, which they in turn spend on irrelevant activities to somehow keep themselves happy.
… an influencer who gets lost in his success-oriented thinking.
… and three old men who philosophize about conspiracy theories in a backyard.
Every night they hear a loud banging in the streets of Cologne – the government, the upper elite must have their fingers in the pie. Are they threatened by the imminent apocalypse?


Directing, Screenplay: Thilo Vogt
Florian von Leitner
Pasindu Goldmann
Editing & Sound Design: Marius Schaaf
VFX: Simon Li
Production Design: Jessica Kaczmarek


Lisa-Marie Koroll
Malik Blumenthal
Nick Romeo Reimann
Leon Blaschke
Uwe Rohde
Florian Wünsche
Samy Abdel Fattah
Hicham Lahsoussi
Alban Mondschein
Akeem van Flodrop
Markus Römer
Joachim Overberg
Uwe Schmieder
Eskindir Tesfay
Frank Montenbruck
Céline De Gennaro
Sima Luise Laux