Entertainment11 May 2022
Director: Barbara Ott
Screenplay: Stefanie Ren
Cast: Caro Cult, Nina Gummich, Steven Sowah, Anne Zander, Louis Nitsche, Tristán López, Pascal Houdus, Iskander Madjitov
Producer: Alexander Funk
Camera: Falko Lachmund
Editor: Gregory Schuchmann
Production design: Janina Schimmelbauer
Costume design: Tina Eckhoff
Music: John Gürtler, Jan Miserre
Production: Oberon Film GmbH & Netflix
From 07/11/2022 only on Netflix!
Berlin – May 12, 2022 – Friendship, love and loneliness: For Jojo tells the story of inseparable friends Jojo (Nina Gummich) and Paula (Caro Cult). Like soulmates, they share everything in their lives, until Jojo meets the man of her dreams and Paula quickly becomes the third wheel. The Netflix Film by director Barbara Ott and Producer Alexander Funk shows how fragile an old friendship can become. Hurt, furious and unhappy, Paula is faced with the question of what her life will look like now – without Jojo. The desperate attempt to win back her friend brings both tragedy and hilarity – a blend of coming-of-age, wedding-crasher and friendship-drama.
For Jojo was filmed in Berlin, on Sylt and Rømø. Stefanie Ren wrote the screenplay and the film was produced by Oberon Film GmbH and Netflix.
Alexander Funk, Producer at Oberon Film GmbH: “For Jojo is an entertaining and moving film about friendship through the twists and turns of life. We were especially pleased to be able to have Nina Gummich and Caro Cult on board for this exceptional project. Under the direction of Barbara Ott, they have given warmth and soul to Stefanie Ren’s story.”
For Jojo premieres on June 24 at the 39th Munich International Film Festival and will be available exclusively on Netflix from July 11.
About For Jojo:
Jojo (Nina Gummich) and Paula (Caro Cult) are inseparable, enjoying their lives to the max as young, single ladies in Berlin. Until Jojo falls head over heels for a man from her home town and decides to build a future with him… far from Berlin and from Paula. Paula’s world collapses. Driven by fear of separation and loneliness, she does everything she can to stop Jojo, her better half and soulmate, from what might be the biggest mistake of her life – her marriage.
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