Houston

Houston

Deutschland 2011-2013, Spielfilm

Inhalt

Houston

Clemens Trunschka is not doing so well. With spotty employment and a shaky marriage, he's pretty much lost any claim to being a "functional alcoholic". The more accurate term for him would probably be "lousy drunk". So when an opportunity arises to help a German company recruit an American candidate as its CEO, Trunschka seizes the chance to get back in the black - with both his finances and his family.

Showing a deftness for handling such emotional material, writer/director Bastian Günther expands Trunschka's headhunting expedition into a captivating and subtle examination of failure. He's aided by lead actor Ulrich Tukur, who delivers a fearless portrayal of a man searching for new ways to hit bottom as he flings himself down the slopes of self-loathing with all the gusto of a certain cartoon coyote. "Houston" drives unflinchingly deep into the heart of Texas and comes up with something as surprising as it is precious: hope.

Source: German Films Service & Marketing GmbH

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Credits

Director:Bastian Günther
Screenplay:Bastian Günther
Director of photography:Michael Kotschi
Editing:Anne Fabini
Music:Michael Rother
  
Cast: 
Ulrich TukurClemens Trunschka
Garret DillahuntRobert Wagner
Wolfram KochBorgmann
Jason DouglasRinger
Jenny SchilyChristine Trunschka
Jens MünchowHannes
Maurizio MagnoJonas
  
Production company:Lichtblick Media Gmbh (Berlin)
Producer:Martin Heisler, Joachim Ortmanns

All Credits

Director:Bastian Günther
Assistant director:Ron Hardt
Script supervisor:Nicole Sahsnowsky
Screenplay:Bastian Günther
Director of photography:Michael Kotschi
Assistant camera:Ricarda Hibbeln
Steadycam operator:Matthias Biber
Colour grading:Goran Mikic
Still photography:Bernd Spauke
Lighting design:Claus Scheipers
Production design:Christiane Krumwiede
Property master:Stefanie Rasenberger
Stand-by props:Charlotte Ann-Marie Rolfes
Make-up artist:Elke Hahn, Johannes Schmager
Costume design:Susanne Sasserath
Editing:Anne Fabini
Assistant editor:Nina Caspers
Sound:Christoph Schilling
Casting:Susanne Ritter
Music:Michael Rother
  
Cast: 
Ulrich TukurClemens Trunschka
Garret DillahuntRobert Wagner
Wolfram KochBorgmann
Jason DouglasRinger
Jenny SchilyChristine Trunschka
Jens MünchowHannes
Maurizio MagnoJonas
  
Production company:Lichtblick Media Gmbh (Berlin)
in co-production with:Südwestrundfunk (SWR) (Stuttgart), Hessischer Rundfunk (HR) (Frankfurt am Main)
in association with:CinePostproduction GmbH (Berlin/München/Köln/Halle/Hamburg)
Producer:Martin Heisler, Joachim Ortmanns
Producer (TV):Stefanie Groß (SWR), Jörg Himstedt (HR)
Producer:Anne Walker-McBay
Unit production manager:Andreas Jupe, Gabriele Simon
Location manager:Laura Einmahl, Levke Palm (Set)
Shoot:20.10.2011-14.11.2011: Houston Texas; 10.04.2012-28.04.2012: Berlin, NRW
Original distributor:Farbfilm Verleih GmbH (Berlin)
Funding:Beauftragte/r der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien -Filmförderung- (Berlin), Deutscher Filmförderfonds (DFFF) (Berlin), Filmförderungsanstalt (FFA) (Berlin), Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg GmbH (MBB) (Potsdam), Film- und Medien Stiftung NRW (Düsseldorf)
Length:107 min
Format:HD, 16:9
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 14.10.2013, 141230, ab 12 Jahre/feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (US): 01.2013, Salt Lake City, Sundance Film Festival;
Erstaufführung (DE): 10.2013, Hof, Internationale Filmtage;
Kinostart (DE): 05.12.2013

Titles

Originaltitel (DE) Houston
Weiterer Titel (DE) Big Game Hunting
Arbeitstitel (DE) Headhunter

Versions

Original

Length:107 min
Format:HD, 16:9
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 14.10.2013, 141230, ab 12 Jahre/feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (US): 01.2013, Salt Lake City, Sundance Film Festival;
Erstaufführung (DE): 10.2013, Hof, Internationale Filmtage;
Kinostart (DE): 05.12.2013
 

Awards

Verband der deutschen Filmkritik 2014
Bester Schnitt
 
Filmtage Hof 2013
Förderpreis Neues Deutsches Kino