Wetlands (2013)

Genres - Comedy Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Black Comedy, Coming-of-Age, Gross-Out Comedy  |   Release Date - Sep 5, 2014 (USA - Limited)  |   Run Time - 109 min.  |   Countries - Germany  |  
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Helen Memel (Carla Juri) is one troubled soul. The product of severe emotional abuse early in life, she developed weird, OCD-like attitudes toward sex and cleanliness as an adolescent, and began to harbor serious issues involving trust. As a young woman, she rebelled against the repression that she knew as a youngster, by engaging in unconventional sexual activity such as onanism with vegetables, and practicing horrible scatological acts, such as barefoot strolls through raw sewage, and direct exposure to filthy public toilet seats. When Helen clumsily attempts to shave her nether regions, she ends up with a serious injury and must be hospitalized; bedridden, she begins to reflect on her wild and colorful life and sexual history. Meanwhile, she also develops feelings for a male nurse in the hospital (Christoph Letkowski), though it remains unclear if she has the stability necessary to get out of her predicament and make the relationship work.

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buttocks, divorce, doctor, dysfunctional, experiment, germ, hospital, hygiene, perversion, produce [fruits & vegetables], self-mutilation, sexual-dysfunction, toilet, troublemaker, vagina, wound [injury]