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Friend of Mine, A (Freund von mir, Ein)

Friend of Mine, A
Scene from "A Friend of Mine" (photo © X Verleih)

Karl and Hans couldn’t be more different. Karl is a young mathematician with a promising career at an insurance company, whereas the man-about-town Hans only takes up the odd job to get by. When they meet, Hans asks Karl whether he is happy. Karl doesn’t know what to reply until Hans shows him what makes him happy: girls, airplanes, the fastest backwards driving car in the world, and driving a Porsche at night in the nude along the Autobahn for example. For Hans “friendship” means to share everything, even Stelle, the queen of his heart. This is too much for Karl. But then, you can’t just get rid of a friend like Hans, and a woman like Stelle is unforgettable...


Sebastian Schipper studied Acting at the Otto Falckenberg School in Munich. Also active as an actor and producer, his films as a director include: WUNDERHELL (1994), GIGANTIC (1999), A FRIEND OF MINE (2006), SOMETIME IN AUGUST (2009), VICTORIA (2015), and ROADS (2018).
Genre Comedy
Category Feature
Year of Production 2006
Director Sebastian Schipper
Screenplay Sebastian Schipper
Cinematography Oliver Bokelberg
Jeffrey Marc Harkavy
Gravenhurst
Andrea Kessler
Cast Sabine Timoteo, Jürgen Vogel, Daniel Brühl
Producers Maria Koepf, Tom Tykwer
Production Company X Filme Creative Pool, in co-production with Film 1/Berlin, CINEPOOL/Munich
Length 84 min
Format 35 mm, color
Original Version
 German
Subtitled Version English
Sound Technology Dolby SRD
Festivals Hamburg 2006 (Opening Film), Goeteborg 2007, Berlin 2007 (German Cinema), Seattle 2007, Montreal 2007, Molodist Kiev 2007, Ghent 2007, Havana 2008
With backing from German Federal Film Board, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein, Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, BKM, MEDIA
German Distributor X Verleih

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