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NoBody's Perfect is a 2008 feature documentary produced and directed by Niko von Glasow. The film won the German Film Award for Best Documentary Film at the Deutscher Filmpreis in 2009, and has gone on to receive worldwide acclaim, resulting in a powerful campaign for the victims of thalidomide.
|Directed by||Niko von Glasow|
|Produced by||Niko von Glasow |
|Written by||Niko von Glasow |
Kiki von Glasow
|Cinematography||Ania Dabrowska |
|Edited by||Mechthild Barth |
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With a darkly humorous touch and no deference to political correctness, NoBody's Perfect the film begins with the extraordinary reactions of the twelve participants towards the project itself, and subsequently explores the specific problems which they faced during childhood, adolescence through to adulthood.
The film was produced by Palladio Film.
During production, von Glasow attempted, unsuccessfully, to make contact with the chemical company Gruenenthal, who produced the drug Thalidomide.
Following the release and German Film Award in 2009, Niko went on to meet with various politicians and journalists. An effective campaign resulted in the German government's decision to raise monthly compensation (which could amount to over €2.5billion over the next 30 years) for the victims, many of whom continue to struggle in coping with their condition.
- "SHAKING AND STIRRING: A portrait of Niko von Glasow" (PDF). German Films Quarterly: 6–7. 2009.
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