Short Cut to Hollywood

Short Cut to Hollywood

Deutschland / Österreich / USA 2007-2009, Spielfilm

Inhalt

What would you think if you were to see a man in a taxi in his late thirties singing his head off in broken English? And what would you think if he were being filmed by two men in fur caps who also joined in the chorus? And would you believe these three best mates if they were to tell you that they have decided to become famous? Would you perhaps tell them that the days of their boy group, "The Berlin Brothers" are numbered and they would do best to forget about the whole thing? Get a grip? Just chill out a bit? After all, they′re pushing 40, aren′t they?

Yes, you would. But Johannes Selinger, Mattias Welblinger and Christian Hannawald stopped listening to good advice long ago. And now they′re already on a plane to America – on the way to dreaming their big dream of immortal fame. OK, go ahead and fly, you′d say. It won′t work out anyway. But what if, a few months later, you pick up a newspaper and read a report about a certain John Salinger and the "Berlin Brothers" whose song, "The Best Time of My Life", had made it to number one of the US charts? Wouldn′t you shake your head in disbelief and think – no, it can′t be them, never! Wouldn′t your jaw just drop if, while you were innocently watching the goggle-box one day, you′d catch sight of the trio relaxing in Florida, each with a blonde on their arm?

Wouldn′t you just jump out of your breakfast chair spilling your coffee, and stare, flabbergasted at the huge newspaper photo of John Salinger – as he now calls himself – standing and smiling in the midst of the prairie, with just one arm? Yes, you would. And you′d also want to know: now what was the idea again?

Source: 59. Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin (Catalogue)

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Credits

All Credits

Director:Marcus Mittermeier, Jan Henrik Stahlberg
Assistant director:Christine Rogoll
Screenplay:Jan Henrik Stahlberg
Director of photography:David Hofmann
Set design:Peter Naguib, Peter Dang
Costume design:Juliane Maier
Editing:Sarah Clara Weber
Assistant editor:Anja Keyßelt
Sound:Florian Niederleithinger
Casting:Astrid Rosenfeld
Music:Rainer Oleak
  
Cast: 
Jan Henrik StahlbergJohn Frederik Salinger
Marcus MittermeierMatt Welby
Christoph KottenkampChrismon
Marta McGonagleShannon
Allison Findlater-GalinskyPaula Martini
Aslı BayramRoseanne May
Peer MartinyPsychologe
Iris LohningerMutter
Bobby WrennJournalist
Nadine AurelSusan
Jerry PerezGomez
Randy MolnarGabriel
Julia HorvathAnchorwoman
David PearlReporter
Dominic BoeerModerator
Robert FriedlanderAnwalt
Jana FilippAssistentin
  
Production company:Schiwago Film GmbH (Berlin), Bavaria Pictures GmbH (München-Geiselgasteig), Muxfilm GmbH (Pentling)
in co-production with:Artdeluxe Kunst- und Kulturmanagement GmbH (Wien), Bavaria Film GmbH (München-Geiselgasteig), Capture International (Los Angeles)
Producer:Marcus Mittermeier, Marcos Kantis, Philipp Kreuzer
Co-Producer:Robert Hofferer, Andrea Balen, Corinna Danckwerts
Executive producer:Martin Lehwald, Michal Pokorny, Matthias Esche, Jan S. Kaiser, Jan Henrik Stahlberg
Line producer:Dorothe Beinemeier
Associate producer:Lukas Batthyány
Shoot:02.2007-03.2007: New York, Emporia, Savannah, Miami, Albuquerque, Flagstaff, Las Vegas, Los Angeles
Original distributor:Senator Film Verleih GmbH (Berlin)
Funding:FilmFernsehFonds Bayern GmbH (FFFB) (München), Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg GmbH (MBB) (Potsdam), Kuratorium Junger Deutscher Film (Wiesbaden), Filmförderungsanstalt (FFA) (Berlin), Beauftragte/r der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien -Filmförderung- (Berlin)
Length:2584 m, 94 min
Format:35mm, 1:1,85
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 09.01.2009, 116617, ab 16 Jahre / feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 08.02.2009, Berlin, IFF - Panorama Special;
Kinostart (DE): 24.09.2009

Titles

Originaltitel (DE) Short Cut to Hollywood

Versions

Original

Length:2584 m, 94 min
Format:35mm, 1:1,85
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 09.01.2009, 116617, ab 16 Jahre / feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 08.02.2009, Berlin, IFF - Panorama Special;
Kinostart (DE): 24.09.2009
 

Awards

Filmkunstfest Mecklenburg-Vorpommern 2009
Preis für die beste Tongestaltung
 
FBW 2009
Prädiakt: wertvoll