Anleitung zum Unglücklichsein

Anleitung zum Unglücklichsein

Deutschland 2011/2012, Spielfilm

Inhalt

The Situation is Hopeless, But Not Serious

Based on the best-selling psychology book of the same title by Paul Watzlawick, "Anleitung zum Unglücklichsein" tells the story of Tiffany Blechschmid, a neurotic, moony, superstitious, contradictory and, no surprises here, single young woman in her late-twenties.

The Berlin gourmet shop she owns sells fortune cookies, although Tiffany herself has a great personal mistrust of good fortune, and especially happiness. Previously, every time she has felt happy has been followed immediately by some kind of disaster. It's enough to make her question the whole concept of happiness. Why, she asks herself, is everyone so crazy to find it? What does love have to do with happiness anyway? And how come we always trip ourselves up just when we might actually be getting closer to it, such as even when the man of Tiffany's dreams appears suddenly and unexpectedly too?

Fortunately, helpful maternal advice from beyond the grave, a nervous toucan, floating concert grand pianos, herds of cattle in the city traffic, egocentric wannabe lovers, off-center kisses and a painful secret are all there to give Tiffany what she needs to get herself sorted for life in this wistful and moving, light and breezy romantic comedy full of melancholic nuances and which combines images of gentle fantasy with surprising humor.

Source: German Films Service & Marketing GmbH

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Credits

Director:Sherry Hormann
Screenplay:Sherry Hormann
Director of photography:Wojciech Szepel
Editing:Clara Fabry, Sandy Saffels
  
Cast: 
Johanna WokalekTiffany Blechschmid
Iris BerbenTiffanys Mutter
Richy MüllerHans Luboschinski
David KrossBenno
Benjamin SadlerFrank Henne
Itay TiranThomas Paulson
Michael GwisdekPaul
Katharina Marie SchubertRita
Margarita BroichLuise
Rüdiger VoglerTiffanys Vater
Dogan AkgünRoma
Luna RösnerJunge Tiffany
Vladimier GorochovVincent
Michael KranzMoritz
  
Production company:Desert Flower Filmproductions GmbH (München)
Producer:Ute Krämer, Peter Herrmann

All Credits

Director:Sherry Hormann
Assistant director:Markus Herling
Screenplay:Sherry Hormann
based on:Paul Watzlawick
Director of photography:Wojciech Szepel
Camera operator:Harald Mellwig
Assistant camera:Sascha Werdehausen, Christian Allinger
2nd Camera unit:Sebastian Meuschel
Still photography:Walter Wehner
Lighting design:Niels Maier
Key grip:Jan Hagen, Hans Hellner
Production design:Silke Buhr
Set dresser:Sandra Wortmann
Set design:Christiane Rothe (Set Decorator)
Property master:Alexis Teller
Stand-by props:Till Sennhenn
Make-up artist:Anna von Gwinner, Adela Selzer
Costume design:Gabriele Binder
Editing:Clara Fabry, Sandy Saffels
Sound:Andreas Turnwald
Sound assistant:Manfred Reinsch
Special effects:Frank Schlegel
Casting:Simone Bär
  
Cast: 
Johanna WokalekTiffany Blechschmid
Iris BerbenTiffanys Mutter
Richy MüllerHans Luboschinski
David KrossBenno
Benjamin SadlerFrank Henne
Itay TiranThomas Paulson
Michael GwisdekPaul
Katharina Marie SchubertRita
Margarita BroichLuise
Rüdiger VoglerTiffanys Vater
Dogan AkgünRoma
Luna RösnerJunge Tiffany
Vladimier GorochovVincent
Michael KranzMoritz
  
Production company:Desert Flower Filmproductions GmbH (München)
in co-production with:ARD Degeto Film (Frankfurt am Main), Bayerischer Rundfunk (BR) (München), Studio Babelsberg GmbH (Potsdam-Babelsberg) (Achte), DOR Film-West Produktionsgesellschaft mbH (München), B.A. Filmproduktion GmbH (München), MTM West Television & Film GmbH (Köln), StudioCanal GmbH (Berlin)
Producer:Ute Krämer, Peter Herrmann
Co-Producer:Carl L. Woebcken, Wolfgang Braun, Christoph Fisser, Henning Molfenter, Franz Kraus, Rodolphe Buet, Antonio Exacoustos jr., Senta Menger
Producer (TV):Bettina Ricklefs, Hans Wolfgang Jurgan, Bettina Reitz, Hubert von Spreti
Line producer:Michael Scheel
Location manager:Michael Wanka, Steven Borski, Oliver Gimbel (Motiv), Benedikt Bothe (Set)
Production coordinator:Silvia Lindner
Post-production:Christoph Englert, Fritz Böhm
Shoot:23.06.2011-11.08.2011: Studio Babelsberg, Köln, Hürth, Bergisch Gladbach
Original distributor:StudioCanal GmbH (Berlin)
Funding:Film- und Medien Stiftung NRW (Düsseldorf), FilmFernsehFonds Bayern GmbH (FFFB) (München), Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg GmbH (MBB) (Potsdam), Filmförderungsanstalt (FFA) (Berlin), Beauftragte/r der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien -Filmförderung- (Berlin), Deutscher Filmförderfonds (DFFF) (Berlin)
Length:87 min
Format:35mm, 1:2,35
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 28.08.2012, 134433, ab 6 Jahre/feiertagsfrei
Screening:Kinostart (DE): 29.11.2012

Titles

Originaltitel (DE) Anleitung zum Unglücklichsein
Untertitel (DE) Wie die Liebe Tiffany trotzdem fand

Versions

Original

Length:87 min
Format:35mm, 1:2,35
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 28.08.2012, 134433, ab 6 Jahre/feiertagsfrei
Screening:Kinostart (DE): 29.11.2012