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GLOBAL PLAYER

GLOBAL PLAYER
photo © sabotage films/Pola Sieverding

The family-run company "Bogenschuetz & Sons" has produced solid textile machines in Hechingen, a small Swabian city in southern Germany, for generations. But nowadays demand is down since Asian competitors are cheaper. Michael Bogenschuetz (39, junior boss) is forced to negotiate on a sale with the Chinese behind his father’s back. But father Paul (90, senior partner) finds out and tries to get help from Michael’s sisters Marlies (45) and Marianne (49) to rescue his life’s work...

GLOBAL PLAYER tragicomically portraits a family, middle-class and entrepreneurial, in times of globalization.


Hannes Stoehr was born in 1970 in Stuttgart. After studying European Law in Passau, he studied Scriptwriting and Directing at the German Film & Television Academy (DFFB) in Berlin. Active in all areas of filmmaking, a selection of his films includes: BIETE ARGENTINIEN, SUCHE EUROPA (1995), MAULTASCHEN (1996), LIEBER CUBA LIBRE (doc, 1997), GOSH, ZIRKUSPORTRÄT (doc, 1998), BERLIN IS IN GERMANY (2001), ONE DAY IN EUROPE (2004), BERLIN CALLING (2008), HOPPER VU PAR… (TV series, 2012), and GLOBAL PLAYER (2013).
Genre Drama, Comedy
Category Feature
Year of Production 2013
Director Hannes Stoehr
Screenplay Hannes Stoehr
Cinematography Andreas Doub
Cast Christoph Bach, Walter Schultheiß, Inka Friedrich, Ulrike Folkerts, Stefan Hallmayer, Monika Wojtyllo, Rita Lengyel
Producers Karsten Aurich, Annedore von Donop
Co-Producer Hannes Stoehr
Production Company Sabotage Films/Berlin, in co-production with Stoehrfilm/Berlin
Length 95 min
Format DCP, 35 mm, color, 1:1.85
Original Version
 German, Chinese
Subtitled Version English
Festivals Miami 2014
With backing from MFG Baden-Württemberg, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, BKM, Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, German Federal Film Fund
German Distributor Movienet Film/Munich

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