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HAPPY BURNOUT

HAPPY BURNOUT
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Production Report featured in
German Films Quarterly 03/2016

Old punk rocker Fussel has the world wrapped round his finger; women, life, the system - all handled with a quip and his ready charm. Work's for others too. But then an internal audit at the unemployment office means his advisor is forced to act. A job's out of the question, of course, but being declared unfit for work, that's another thing. So Fussel is packed off to therapy, where he meets people genuinely burned out. He soon turns the place upside down, drives the therapist and nurse nuts, but he's also a breath of fresh air for his fellow patients. The more Fussel gets to know them, the more he gets to know himself until it's no longer clear who's treating whom, who really needs help and what it's really all about, in therapy and in real life.
Genre Comedy
Category Feature
Director André Erkau
Screenplay Gernot Gricksch
Cinematography Ngo The Chau
Cast Wotan Wilke Möhring, Anke Engelke, Michael Wittenborn, Julia Koschitz, Kostja Ullmann, Torben Liebrecht, Ulrike Krumbiegel
Producer Michael Eckelt
Production Company Riva Filmproduktion/Hamburg
Original Version
 German
Shooting Dates May-July 2016
With backing from Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein, Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, Nordmedia, German Federal Film Board, German Federal Film Fund
German Distributor NFP Marketing & Distribution*

Contact
Riva Filmproduktion GmbH
Michael Eckelt
Friedensallee 14-16
22765 Hamburg/Germany
phone +49-40-3 90 62 56
fax +49-40-3 90 69 59
hamburg@rivafilm.de
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