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Harald

Harald

Harald, a package tourist from outer space, is spending a three-week holiday on Earth. He meets Rica, who has contact with cheap science fiction novels through her job as a publishing editor and is actually used to quite a bit - but this extra-terrestrial is something else. Harald looks just like a normal person, but he can neither beam himself around nor read thoughts or perform miracle cures. He has one property, though, which makes life with him rather difficult: he always says the truth whereever he is, even in situations where a small compliment or a tactful fib would have been more appropriate. In the course of three weeks, a crazy romance develops between Harald and Rica, who has fallen in love against her will in the naive and honest visitor. By the time Rica eventually realizes that Harald is the man for her, his holiday on Earth has come to an end. Like all extra-terrestrials in visitor films, Harald must go back home. At least, he should ...


Juergen Egger was born in 1959 and studied Directing at the Academy for Television & Film in Munich (HFF/M). He has been working as a freelance screenwriter since 1988. His writer credits include Rainer Kaufmann's The Most Beautiful Breast in the World (Der schoenste Busen der Welt), Soenke Wortmann's Acting Out (Kleine Haie, 1992), the first three drafts of the scifi comedy The High Crusade and dialogue polishes for Soenke Wortmann's The Superwife (Das Superweib, 1995). Harald was Egger's directorial debut. After that, he wrote the scripts for Twiggy - Liebe auf Diaet (TV, 1998) and Cuba Libre (Hochzeit auf kubanisch, TV, 2002). (TV)
Genre Comedy
Category Feature
Year of Production 1997
Director Juergen Egger
Screenplay Juergen Egger
Cinematography Seamus McGarvey
Ueli Christen
Ed Ernst
Cast Martina Gedeck, Heinrich Schafmeister, Ingo Naujoks
Producer Thomas Haeberle
Production Company Starhaus Filmproduktion/Munich
Length 90 min
Format 35 mm, color
Original Version
 German
Sound Technology Optical
With backing from FilmFernsehFonds Bayern, MFG Baden-Württemberg