Houston

Deutschland 2011-2013 Spielfilm

Summary

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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Shoot

    • 10.04.2012 - 28.04.2012: Berlin, NRW
    • 20.10.2011 - 14.11.2011: Houston Texas
Duration:
107 min
Format:
HD, 16:9
Video/Audio:
Farbe, Dolby
Censorship/Age rating:

FSK-Prüfung (DE): 14.10.2013, 141230, ab 12 Jahre / feiertagsfrei

Screening:

Uraufführung (US): Januar 2013, Salt Lake City, Sundance Film Festival;
Erstaufführung (DE): Oktober 2013, Hof, Internationale Filmtage;
Kinostart (DE): 05.12.2013

Titles

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

Versions

Original

Duration:
107 min
Format:
HD, 16:9
Video/Audio:
Farbe, Dolby
Censorship/Age rating:

FSK-Prüfung (DE): 14.10.2013, 141230, ab 12 Jahre / feiertagsfrei

Screening:

Uraufführung (US): Januar 2013, Salt Lake City, Sundance Film Festival;
Erstaufführung (DE): Oktober 2013, Hof, Internationale Filmtage;
Kinostart (DE): 05.12.2013

Awards

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