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Goddamn Job, A (Ein Goettlicher Job)

Goddamn Job, A

New Year's Eve 2000. Jonathan's exhausting 1000-year term as a demi-god is finally over. The blissful paradise of the gods awaits! Actually, things aren't quite so cool; in fact Jonathan is scared shitless because in a couple of hours he's got to report to Divine Central, where his boss, the Over-Goddess Yolanda, will grill him on his final report. Then he'll be screwed, because she'll quickly realize what a mess this lazy, always-wasted demi-god has left behind. Even worse, Jonathan completely spaced out finding himself a replacement, which could mean his having to endure 10 more centuries of this lowly, partial-god crap. He winds up choosing Niklas, of all people, whose only relationship to eternity is with the undying love he's recently been hung up with. Facing the ultimate drag of yet another thousand wasted years, Jonathan gathers all of his remaining wits to execute his plan. It's going down on New Year's Eve, a night that Niklas will remember for a very, very long time.

A Goddamn Job takes nobody seriously and leaves nothing sacred. God trips around in threadbare jogging pants, a guardian angel with blazing blue hair is charged with keeping "true love" true, and a clueless comic artist named Niklas finds out that there's more than one way to get to heaven.


Thorsten Wettcke was born in 1974. His film career began quite early, with his first short films dating back to 1993. In 1995, he broke off his film studies in Mainz to become a scriptwriter for Wueste Filmproduktion in Hamburg. Since then, he has directed many, and acted in quite a few, of his own films, including: Nightmare on Danziger Street (short, 1993), Froehlicher Suizid (short, 1994), Gotthold und Gotthilf (short, 1994), Degeneration X (1995) which received several prizes and considerable recognition, Digital Dope, Knut, and Anschlag (shorts, 1996) and Die Rosenfalle (short, 1997).
Genre Comedy
Category Feature
Year of Production 2000
Director Thorsten Wettcke
Screenplay Thorsten Wettcke
Cinematography Martin Ruhe
Hansjörg Weißbrich, Brigitta Paech, Camille Younan
Jule Maas, Nikolaus Sieveking, Peter Hinderthuer
Juergen Schnell, Martin Gnade
Cast Anna Loos, Detlef Bothe, Thierry van Werveke, Oscar Ortega-Sanchez, Oliver Korittke, Martin Semmelrogge, Heike Makatsch, Tamara Simunovic
Producers Eberhard Scharfenberg, Stefan Schubert, Ralph Schwingel
Production Companies Wüste Film/Hamburg, VCC Perfect Pictures/Hamburg, in co-production with Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures Germany/Munich, Wüste Film West/Cologne, NDR/Hamburg
Length 83 min
Format 35 mm, color
Original Version
 German
Subtitled Version English
Sound Technology Dolby Digital
Sound Technology Dolby Digital, Dolby SR
With backing from German Federal Film Board, Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein, Kuratorium junger deutscher Film, Filmbuero NW

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