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Fashion Victims (Reine Geschmacksache)

Fashion Victims
Edgar Selge in "Fashion Victims" (photo © Oliver Wia)

As an “old-school” sales agent Wolfgang Zenker is selling clothes to “Best Ager” – boutiques, catering to women aged thirty-five and above. When he loses his driving licence he commandeers his son, Karsten, to drive him around the province with a car loaded full of next years fashion.

What nobody except Wolfgang knows, is that he’s both bankrupt and under threat from a younger and increasingly successful rival. What nobody except Karstens knows is that he is not only desperate to leave the family home and party in Spain, but he also has a very big secret of his own. Things come, as they must, to a head.


Ingo Rasper was born in 1974 in Hildesheim. After studying at the Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg, he spent a year in Los Angeles completing various scriptwriting internships and has served as a director\'s and production assistant, editor and location scout for numerous other productions in Germany. His films include: the shorts Irregulaer (1999), Vor dem Essen (2000), Ruebergemacht (2001), Dufte (2002), Das Gruene im Himmel (2003), Mensch Maxi (2004), Neuschwanstein Consipracy (2005), and the feature Fashion Victims (Reine Geschmacksache, 2007).
Genre Comedy, Tragicomedy
Category Feature
Year of Production 2007
Director Ingo Rasper
Screenplay Tom Streuber, Ingo Rasper
Cinematography Marc Achenbach
Patricia Rommel, Sylvain Coutandin
Martina Eisenreich
Christian Strang
Cast Edgar Selge, Florian Bartholomäi, Franziska Walser, Roman Knižka, Traute Hoess, Horst Krause, Gottfried Breitfuss, Jessica Schwarz, Irm Herrmann, Eva Löbau
Producers Kristine Knudsen, Boris Michalski
Production Company Noirfilm/Karlsruhe, in co-production with SWR, in cooperation with Knudsen & Streuber Medienmanufaktur/Berlin
Length 96 min
Format 35 mm, color
Original Version
 German
Festivals Ophuels Festival Saarbruecken 2007 (In Competition), Schwerin 2007, Emden/Nordeney 2007, Zurich 2007, Bergen 2007, Istanbul Comedy Festival 2007, Berlin & Beyond San Francisco 2007
Awards Max Ophuels Prize 2007 (Best Newcomer Florian Bartholomai, Best Screenplay, Audience Award), NDR Newcomer Award Emden 2007, Audience Award Bergen 2007, Undine Audience Award 2007
With backing from MFG Baden-Württemberg

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