World Premiere at Cinequest Film Festival 02/28/2013 9:30 pm
“No One Pukes In Heaven” is the story of a brave child and a brave mother in a hopeless situation. Knowing that cancer will soon be tearing them apart, they try to make use of the remaining time to live life to the fullest.
It was a conscious decision not to reveal which of the two was actually dying until the very end.
The film deals with death in an unconventional way, and its mood is largely positive and sometimes even cheerful. The two main characters have learnt to live in the present and to take their lives into their own hands, despite – or perhaps because of – the impending end. And yet, even though they have accepted death, they continue to hope, to repress and to fight. They each have different strategies for coming to grips with the topic. What they have in common is that they care deeply for each other and that they try to hide their own fear and to help the other to conquer their own.
But this prevents an open dialog from taking place on all levels. The initial strategy, to deal with the imminent goodbye playfully and in a deliberately casual way, escalates inevitably. But anger and fear turn into an opportunity …
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