20th Calgary Underground Film Festival

April 20-30, 2023

11th CUFF.Docs Documentary Film Festival

November 22-26, 2023


Germany, 2013 : Canadian Premiere
Archives 2014
In Cinema Globe Cinema
Thu, Apr 10 9:15 PM Buy
Sun, Apr 13 9:15 PM Buy


Helen (Carla Juri) is a super-sexually-charged young woman, prone to frequent and frenetic bouts of masturbating (aided by assorted vegetables) and a fixation on her anus that would make Freud proud. She’s wild, brash and uncompromising, and a huge pain for her divorced parents.

After a rather icky and painful shaving accident (use your imagination), Helen ends up in the hospital, where she quickly becomes the star attraction. Doctors can’t figure out this beguiling young woman. Stuck in her hospital bed, Helen schemes to get her parents back together, all while courting the affections of her young and handsome male nurse.

Based on author Charlotte Roche’s 2008 controversial and mega bestselling cult novel, WETLANDS pushes the boundaries of eroticism with an unabashedly sexual and intimate portrait of one young woman’s loves, longings and penetrating fantasies.

SXSW 2014
Sundance Film Festival 2014
Locarno International Film Festival 2013

press for Wetlands

"… cheerfully profane…"
- Eric Kohn, Indiewire
"...a high-energy, unapologetically vulgar, take-me-or-leave-me screen version of Anglo-German Charlotte Roche’s controversial worldwide bestseller… leaving no bodily orifice – or fluid – unexplored… directed in a hyper-pop music video style that suggests "
- Scott Foundas, Variety


Comedy / Drama / Erotic

German with English Subtitles
109 Minutes


David Wnendt

Claus Falkenberg, David Wnendt
Sabine Pochhammer (cowriter)

Peter Rommel

Carla Juri, Christoph Letkowski,
Meret Becker, Axel Milberg