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Scene from HOT DOGS

The film tells the love story between the gypsy youth Silva, who makes his living from drug dealing and other criminal activities, and the young Turkish girl Nihal who is attending a school for journalism in Hamburg. Their relationship has to cope with the conflicting worlds of crime, gang warfare and differences in tradition and mentality.

Andreas Lechner was born in 1959 in Munich. He studied Music from 1978-1983 at the Richard Strauss Conservatory in Munich. Active an an author, actor and composer, he founded a musical cabaret group and has performed with Dieter Hildebrandt, Otto Gruenmandl and Bruno Jonas, among others, and has received numerous awards for his albums. In 1988, he wrote the libretto and music for Der letzte Milkaner, which appeared at the Munich Biennale. His first contact to film was his role in Josef Bierbichler's TRIUMPH DER GERECHTEN, for which he also worked as the production assistant. He has directed the films HASENBERGL, HOT DOGS and BUTTERFLIES IN THE NIGHT (SCHMETTERLINGE DER NACHT), and has recently appeared in the films DIE SCHEINHEILIGEN (2001) by Thomas Kronthaler and FEIERTAG (2002) by Detlef Bothe.
Genre Drama
Category Feature
Year of Production 1998
Director Andreas Lechner
Screenplay Andreas Lechner
Cinematography Armin Kelichhaus
Armin Kelichhaus
Cast Josef Bierbichler, Salvatore Klefisch, Sascha Laura Soydan
Producer Andreas Lechner
Production Company Berg Film/Munich
Length 82 min
Format 35 mm, color
Original Version
Subtitled Versions English, French
Festivals Cinema Jeuen Public de Laon 1998 (In Competition), Annonay 1999, Auburn International Film Festival for Children and Young Adults 2000, Favela Festival Rio 2011
With backing from Kulturreferat der Landeshauptstadt Muenchen, BMW AG
German Distributor Movienet Film/Munich

World Sales
Berg Film Produktions GmbH
Andreas Lechner