WORST CASE SCENARIO

By Franz MÜLLER

FILM BOUTIQUE - as PROD

Comedy - Completed 2014

A film team at a camping site in Danzig during the UEFA Cup. The film is cancelled just before shooting starts. The director is hell-bent on making the film anyway. Then he discovers that the costume-designer he split up with six weeks previously is pregnant.

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& Awards

Münich IFF 2014
New German Cinema
Around the World in 14 Films 2014
Starz Denver 2014
Mostra Sao Paulo IFF 2014
Oldenburg IFF 2014
Guadalajara FICG 2015
Ficcion Iberoamericana
    • Year of production
    • 2014
    • Genres
    • Comedy, Romance
    • Countries
    • GERMANY
    • Languages
    • GERMAN, ENGLISH, POLISH
    • Duration
    • 82 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Franz MÜLLER
    • Writer(s)
    • Franz MÜLLER
    • Producer(s)
    • Katharina JAKOBS (FILM BOUTIQUE), Marketa POLEDNOVA (FILM BOUTIQUE), Franz MÜLLER, Moritz MÜLLER
    • Synopsis
    • It could always be worse? Not for costume designer Olga (Eva Löbau) and director Georg (Samuel Finzi). They've only just split up, and now the two of them are stuck together on a camping site in Poland, making a doomed comedy about the UEFA Cup. The shoot degenerates into a chaotic farce: Actors and plot change as frequently as a footballer's strip, and every day another crew member abandons the sinking ship. The fact that Olga is pregnant becomes almost irrelevant. While Georg hysterically attempts to fulfill his inner artistic destiny and complete a film against all odds, Olga vigorously seeks her fortune in the Poland beyond the camping site. Both endeavours are hopeless. In the end, Georg and Olga are forced to confront the conclusion that a worst-case scenario is still better than no scenario at all.
      Something that begins as a film-within-a-film comedy develops into an intense study of a relationship that is really something: director Franz Müller (DIE LIEBE DER KINDER / WALLACE LINE) sends his colourful ensemble out into the turbulence of companionship, and demonstrates by the by how unplannable love is. The German-Bulgarian theatre star Samuel Finzi and Eva Löbau (DER WALD VOR LAUTER BÄUMEN / THE FOREST FOR THE TREES) act out these parts together with other German and Polish professional and lay actors in a manner that is disarming, unpretentious and painfully funny.
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