NoBody's Perfect

Directed by Niko von Glasow

Release Year: 2008
Running Time: 83
Color Type: Color
Country: Germany
Language: German and English with English subtitles [audio]

Video On Demand
Amazon
Cast
Doris Pakendorf
Kim Morton
Bianca Vogel
Sofia Plich
Mandel von Glasow
Fred Dove
Mat Fraser
Andreas Meyer
Theo Zavelberg
Stefan Fricke
Niko von Glasow

Crew
Directed by Niko von Glasow


In the late 1950s and early 60s, more than 10,000 children were born with deformities due to the use of Thalidomide, a drug used in sedatives. Filmmaker Niko von Glasow was one of the victims, and in NOBODY'S PERFECT he tracks down 11 others who suffered the disastrous side-effects.

Niko is recruiting them to pose nude for a book of photographs, to give the ever-present gawkers a good, long look. He especially wants the executives at Grünenthal, the pharmaceutical company that produced the drug, to see the result of their crimes. He ends up stalking his way into their offices like a German Michael Moore, confronting them with images of their misdeeds.

The children of Thalidomide are the heart of the film, though, as they battle their body-image issues with courage and dark humor, while pursuing their diverse and successful careers. They are painters, champion horse-riders, actors, and astrophysicists, an inspiring group who overcame incredible odds to become extraordinary people.

"...84 sugar-free minutes in the company of a dozen thoughtful, funny, and profoundly resourceful grown-ups..." - Cliff Doerksen, Chicago Reader

"The term 'disability porn' - often used to disparage films that aggressively tug the heartstrings by displaying severe handicaps and disfigurement - is turned entirely on its head by the wonderful German doc NOBODY'S PERFECT." - VARIETY

  • Best Documentary German Film Awards
    Official Selection Locarno International Film Festival

Interested in bringing NoBody's Perfect to your school or library? If you'd like to have an in-class viewing, on-campus screening, or purchase the DVD for your library's collection, please contact Estelle Grosso or call (212) 629-6880 with your request.

NoBody's Perfect may also be available with Public Performance Rights (PPR) and Digital Site Licensing (DSL) for colleges and universities. To purchase the DVD with PPR or DSL, please contact Estelle Grosso or call (212) 629-6880. Click here to learn more at Kino Lorber Edu.

To read more about Kino Lorber Edu's terms of use and ordering information, visit Kino Lorber Edu.

Join the conversation
Twitter is experiencing temporary difficulties.
Tweet Now!

Inquiries & Press

General Inquiries

Kino Lorber, Inc.
333 W. 39th St., Ste. 503
New York, NY 10018
Tel. (212) 629-6880
Tel. (800) 562-3330
Fax. (212) 714-0871

Press & Media

For publicity assistance and press inquiries please contact us by emailing rodrigo@kinolorber.com or calling 212-629-6880.

Educational

Please visit our educational site at www.KinoLorberEDU.com

For assistance with educational orders, please contact us at:

Phone:212-629-6880
Fax: 212-714-0871
Email: edu@kinolorber.com