Film Info: ARSCHKALT

NO MORE MR. ICE GUY (ARSCHKALT)

NO MORE MR. ICE GUY
Scene from NO MORE MR. ICE GUY (photo © Wüste Film/Marion von der Mehden)

Is there really a life before death? Maybe so, but it is really, really cold.

Two men and a freezer truck: the cynical ex-businessman Berg just wants to be left alone. But his new partner, the naive former hairdresser Moerer, likes to talk. “This truck is definitely too small for the two of us!” But there’s no point in complaining, Berg can’t get rid of his annoying co-pilot until he has turned him into a great salesman, orders from the new Dutch boss lady, Lieke. All of a sudden, Mr. Ice Guy has to develop a thing called team spirit. After what feels like 876 frozen pizzas, 4322 fish sticks and 12,887 shrimp, he actually starts to thaw – but that’s when the problems really start…

NO MORE MR. ICE GUY is a comedy about seeing failure as an opportunity and the different aggregate states of human relationships.


André Erkau was born in Dortmund in 1968. While studying Psychology, he served as a directing intern at the Bremen Schauspielhaus. He then started acting and founded the Junge Theater in 1993 with other acting colleagues. He studied at the Hamburg Actors' Studio from 1994-1997 and then became a member of the ensemble at the Württembergische Landesbühne in Esslingen until 2001, followed by studies in Directing at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne (KHM). A selection of his films includes: DER COACH (short, 2004), 37 OHNE ZWIEBELN (short, 2006), his first feature SELBSTGESPRÄCHE (2007) which won the main prize at the Max Ophüls Festival in Saarbrücken, ARSCHKALT (2011), and LIFE'S NO PIECE OF CAKE (DAS LEBEN IST NICHTS FÜR FEIGLINGE, 2012).
Genre Comedy, Love Story, Road Movie
Category Feature
Year of Production 2011
Director André Erkau
Screenplay André Erkau
Cinematography Dirk Morgenstern
Cast Herbert Knaup, Johannes Allmayer, Elke Winkens, Peter Franke, Thorsten Merten
Producers Björn Vosgerau, Uwe Kolbe, Stefan Schubert, Ralph Schwingel
Co-Producer Hejo Emons
Production Company Wüste Film/Hamburg, in co-production with Wüste Film West/Cologne, ZDF Das kleine Fernsehspiel/Mainz, in cooperation with ARTE
Length 85 min
Format 35 mm, color, cs
Original Version
 German
Subtitled Version English
With backing from Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein, Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, Nordmedia, German Federal Film Fund
German Distributor NFP Marketing & Distribution*/Berlin

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