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Mark Newton

If you thought this movie was going to be a documentary about the conservation of the Everglades, then I'm sorry to say you couldn't be more wrong.

[Wetlands](movie:2189213) is an upcoming German sex comedy which is, to be honest, pretty difficult to explain. Based on an immensely popular book by Charlotte Roche, Wetlands follows Helen - a self-confessed hater of hygiene - as she recovers in hospital following a particularly sensitive 'accident'. Maybe you should just let the trailer and synopsis do the rest of the explaining...

She likes to experiment with vegetables while masturbating and thinks that body hygiene is greatly overrated. She shocks those around her by speaking her mind in a most unladylike manner on topics that many people would not even dare to think of: meet Helen Memel!
Helen is a handful for her divorced parents – yet all she longs for is to see her family reunited. She only feels truly at home with her friend and soul mate Corinna, who is her partner in crime as she breaks one social taboo after the other. One day Helen has an intimate shaving accident and ends up in hospital. It is not only the head doctor, Prof Notz, who considers her an unusual case: she makes waves throughout the hospital with her fierce wit and candid manner. Helen sees a chance to reconcile her parents at her sickbed and finds an ally in her male nurse, Robin who well and truly sweeps her off her feet...

So, basically, it's kind of like a German version of [Fifty Shades of Grey](movie:391697), but with more graphic sexual humor, more references to bodily fluids and probably absolutely no mention of an 'inner goddess'.

The film premiered at this years Sundance film festival, and its generally positive reviews have earned it a release in the English speaking market. It will arrive in Australia on September 4th.


Wetlands looks...

Source: Youtube


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