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Call Me Helen

Call Me Helen

Apr. 22, 2015Germany89 Min.PG
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Is. This. My. Son? No matter how often Tobias Wilke poses this question, there’s always only one answer: Yes! Tobias, can’t believe his eyes when he comes to the airport to pick up his 17-year-old son Finn – and learns that Finn is now calling herself Helen and wearing girls’ clothes. Finn/Helen reveals that she’s always felt like a girl, and that she used her year abroad in San Francisco to pass the “everyday life” test. This is required by law for everyone preparing for the sex-change operation they will undergo upon reaching majority. Reactions from Helen’s friends, acquaintances and schoolmates cover the entire gamut from derision to solidarity. Especially Helen’s father, a well-known chef, finds it difficult to accept a situation he cannot understand. But Helen nearly always finds the right words – and humor – to counterbalance the ignorance and jeers of those around her. It is the beginning of a long, winding road towards the sexual identity she is convinced is hers.

Call Me Helen
Original title Mein Sohn Helen
IMDb Rating 6.5 148 votes
TMDb Rating 6.4 11 votes

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Heino Ferch isTobias Wilke
Tobias Wilke
Jannik Schümann isFinn Helen Wilke
Finn Helen Wilke
Winnie Böwe isDiana Calis
Diana Calis
Judith Rosmair isGabi Schäfer
Gabi Schäfer
Rafael Gareisen isChristopher Funke
Christopher Funke
Kyra Sophia Kahre isJasmin Thalheimer
Jasmin Thalheimer
Timur Bartels isAdrian Peschel
Adrian Peschel
Zoe Moore isLouisa Atalay
Louisa Atalay
Özgür Karadeniz isBoris Atalay
Boris Atalay

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